Back in August 2017, a bunch of philosophers gathered for a few days in Dinosaur Provincial Park to read some papers and look at fossils. Those papers are now collected in a special issue Paleobiology and Philosophy, now forthcoming in Biology and Philosophy! We’ve collected the preprints here for your reading pleasure.
Paleobiology and Philosophy (editor’s introduction), by Adrian Currie.
Contingency’s Causality and Structural Diversity, by Alison McConwell.
Crossed Tracks: Mesolimulus, Archaeopteryx, and the Nature of Fossils, by Leonard Finkelman
In Defense of Living Fossils, by Derek Turner.
Let Me Tell You ‘Bout the Birds and the Bee-Mimicking Flies and Bambiraptor, by Joyce Havstad.
Mass Extinctions as Major Transitions, by Adrian Currie.
Overcoming the Underdetermination of Specimens, by Caitlin Wylie.