Pierrick Bourrat

Pierrick Bourrat

Senior Lecturer & DECRA Fellow

Macquarie Univerisity


I am a Senior Lecturer and DECRA Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. I specialise in philosophy of biology. Together with Paul Griffiths, I head the Theory and Method in Biosciences group, a joint research group between the University of Sydney and Macquarie University.

From 2017 to 2020 I was a Macquarie University Research Fellow. In 2015, I completed a PhD in philosophy of biology at the University of Sydney.

My work focuses on core concepts of evolutionary theory, such as fitness and heritability, as well as evolutionary transitions in individuality and causation.

My other interests include the interplay between biological and cultural evolution and the evolution of religious beliefs.

You can find a list of my publications here.

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  • Evolutionary theory
  • Natural selection
  • Levels of selection
  • Individuality
  • Causation
  • PhD in Philosophy, 2015

    The University of Sydney

  • MA in Philosophy, 2009

    University Paris Diderot

  • MSc in Evolutionary Biology & Ecology, 2006

    The University of Montpellier

  • BSc in Biology, 2006

    University Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand)


  • Department of Philosophy, 17 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University, NSW 2109
  • By appointment
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