Robert N. Brandon
Robert N. Brandon (Ph.D. 1979, Harvard) joined the Duke Faculty in fall of 1979. He holds a joint appointment in Philosophy and Biology . He has published articles in Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Biology and Philosophy, PSA 1980 and PSA 1982, some of which have subsequently been anthologized. He has co-edited (with Richard Burian) Genes, Organisms, Populations: Controversies over the Units of Selection (Bradford Books, MIT Press, 1984), and his book, Adaptation and Environment was published by Princeton University Press in 1990. His most recent book Concepts and Methods in Evolutionary Biology (Cambridge) was published in 1996. During the spring of 1984 he had a visiting appointment at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. Brandon is a member of Duke's Center for the Philosophy of Biology.
Brandon, R. N., and M. D. Rausher. “Testing adaptationism: A comment on Orzack and Sober.” American Naturalist 148, no. 1 (January 1, 1996): 189–201. https://doi.org/10.1086/285918. Full Text
Brandon, R. N., and S. Carson. “The indeterministic character of evolutionary theory: No "No hidden variables proof" but no room for determinism either.” Philosophy of Science 63, no. 3 (January 1, 1996): 315–37. https://doi.org/10.1086/289915. Full Text
Mishler, B. D., and R. N. Brandon. “Sex and the individuality of species: A response to Ghiselin.” Biology and Philosophy 4, no. 1 (January 1, 1989): 77–79. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00144042. Full Text
Mishler, B. D., and R. N. Brandon. “Individuality, pluralism, and the phylogenetic species concept.” Biology and Philosophy 2, no. 4 (October 1, 1987): 397–414. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00127698. Full Text
Brandon, R. N., and N. Hornstein. “From icons to symbols: Some speculations on the origins of language.” Biology and Philosophy 1, no. 2 (June 1, 1986): 169–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00142900. Full Text
Brandon, R. N. “Biological teleology: Questions and explanations.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 12, no. 2 (January 1, 1981): 91–105. https://doi.org/10.1016/0039-3681(81)90015-7. Full Text