Pierrick Bourrat

I am a Macquarie University Research Fellow who specialises in philosophy of biology. I am also part of the Theory & Method in Biosciences group at the University of Sydney. 

From 2015 to January 2017 I was a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer  at the University of Sydney.

I completed a PhD in philosophy of biology at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Paul Griffiths in May 2015. My thesis proposes to rethink the concept of natural selection by freeing it from its biological specificities.

Prior to my PhD, I worked as a research assistant in the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

My interests include:

  •  Evolutionary transitions in individuality
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • The interplay between biological and cultural evolution
  • The evolution of religious beliefs