Pierrick Bourrat

Pierrick Bourrat

Senior Lecturer & DECRA Fellow

Macquarie University

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer & DECRA Fellow at Macquarie University. 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. I completed a PhD in philosophy of biology at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Paul Griffiths in 2015.

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

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

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

    The University of Sydney

  • MA in Philosophy, 2009

    Univeristy Paris 7

  • Msc in Evolutionary Biology & Ecology, 2008

    Université of Montpellier

  • Bsc in Biology, 2006

    University Blaise Pacal (Clermont-Ferrand)

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
GenCoin
CEO
GenCoin
Jan 2021 – Present California

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing
  • Modelling
  • Deploying
 
 
 
 
 
University X
Professor of Semiconductor Physics
University X
Jan 2016 – Dec 2020 California
Taught electronic engineering and researched semiconductor physics.

Accomplish­ments

Coursera
Neural Networks and Deep Learning
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Formulated informed blockchain models, hypotheses, and use cases.
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DataCamp
Object-Oriented Programming in R
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Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Publications

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(2022). Division of Labor and Fitness Decoupling in Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality. The evolution of multicellularity.

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(2022). Fidelity and the Grain Problem in Cultural Evolution. Synthese.

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(2022). The Idea of Mismatch in Evolutionary Medicine.
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(2022). Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality by Endogenization of Scaffolded Properties.
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(2022). Grains of Description in Biological and Cultural Transmission. Journal of Cognition and Culture.

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(2022). Unifying Heritability in Evolutionary Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

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(2021). Fitness: static or dynamic?. European Journal for Philosophy of Science.

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(2021). Function, persistence, and selection: Generalizing the selected-effect account of function adequately. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.

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(2021). Taming Fitness: Organism-Environment Interdependencies Preclude Long-Term Fitness Forecasting.

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(2021). Measuring Causal Invariance Formally. Entropy.

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(2020). Causation and SNP Heritability.

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(2019). Adaptations: Product of Evolution. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.

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(2019). Genetic Relatedness. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.

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(2018). Multispecies Individuals.

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(2018). hrefhttps://plato.stanford.edu/entries/replication/Replication and Reproduction. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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(2017). Dissolving the Missing Heritability Problem.

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(2017). Interpreting Heritability Causally.

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(2017). Why the Missing Heritability Might Not Be in the DNA.

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(2016). Generalizing Contextual Analysis.

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(2016). Sélection Naturelle. Encyclopédie Philosophique.

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(2016). Supernatural Beliefs and the Evolution of Cooperation. Oxford Handbook of the Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion.

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(2015). Origins and evolution of religion from a Darwinian point of view: synthesis of different theories. Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences.

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(2013). Small things, big consequences: Microbiological perspectives on biology. The Philosophy of Biology.

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(2011). Supernatural Punishment and Individual Social Compliance across Cultures.

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(2011). Surveillance Cues Enhance Moral Condemnation.

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