About this Journal

A peer-reviewed, open-access journal that brings together philosophers of science and theoretically inclined biologists to interact across disciplinary boundaries. 

Volume 14 • 2021

Research Article


Extending the Explanatory Scope of Evolutionary Theory: The Origination of Historical Kinds in Biology and Culture

Günter P. Wagner and Gary Tomlinson

2022-01-25 Volume 14 • 2021

Sex Contextualism

Sarah S. Richardson

2022-01-25 Volume 14 • 2021

Laws of Ecology and Their Promise of Explanations

Viorel Pâslaru

2022-01-25 Volume 14 • 2021

The Role of Starting Points to Order Investigation: Why and How to Enrich the Logic of Research Questions

William C. Bausman

2022-01-25 Volume 14 • 2021

Phyloreferences: Tree-Native, Reproducible, and Machine-Interpretable Taxon Concepts

Nico Cellinese, Stijn Conix and Hilmar Lapp

2022-01-28 Volume 14 • 2021

Consensus and a Unified Species Paradigm: Reality or Idle Hope?

Stijn Conix

2022-01-28 Volume 14 • 2021

Costs, Benefits, Parasites and Mutualists: The Use and Abuse of the Mutualism–Parasitism Continuum Concept for Epichloë Fungi

Jonathan A. Newman, Sierra Gillis and Heather A. Hager

2022-01-28 Volume 14 • 2021

Distinguishing Biological Trends from Adaptation

Lucas John Mix

2022-01-28 Volume 14 • 2021

Crick's Adaptor Hypothesis and the Discovery of Transfer RNA: Experiment Surpassing Theoretical Prediction

Michael Fry

2021-04-28 Volume 14 • 2021

When Virtues are Vices: 'Anti-Science' Epistemic Values in Environmental Politics

Daniel J. Hicks

2021-04-28 Volume 14 • 2021

Special Issue


Host-Microbiota Co-immunity: An Intimate Relationship That Goes Beyond Protection

Thomas Bazin, Lynn Chiu and Thomas Pradeu

2022-01-25 Volume 14 • 2021

Why the Evolution of Heritable Symbiosis Neither Enhances Nor Diminishes the Fitness of a Symbiont

Adrian Stencel

2022-01-25 Volume 14 • 2021