Richard Burian

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Science Studies

220 Major Williams
Email: rmburian@vt.edu
Office: (540) 231-6760

"Richard Burian : Publications"

Book

  • The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.



Edited Books and Journal Issues

  • R. Brandon and R. Burian (eds.), Genes, Organisms and Populations: Controversies over the Units of Selection. Cambridge, MA: Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1984.
  • R. Burian and J. Pitt (eds.), Synthese 67 (1) (April, 1986). On the Role of History in and for Philosophy.
  • J. Margolis, M. Krausz, and R. M. Burian (eds.), Rationality, Relativism and the Human Sciences. Dordrecht: Nijhoff, 1986.
  • R. Burian and M. Grene (eds.), Synthese 91 (1-2) (April-May, 1992). Philosophy of Biology in Historical and Cultural Contexts.
  • R. Burian and J. Pitt (eds.), Synthese 92 (1) (July, 1992). The Thought of Marjorie Grene.
  • M. Ruse and R. Burian (eds.), Biology and Philosophy 8 (3) (July, 1993). Integration in Biology.
  • M. Lederman and R. Burian (eds.), special section of the Journal of the History of Biology 26 (2) (Summer, 1993), pp. 235-367. The Right Organism for the Job.
  • D. L. Hull, M. Forbes, and R. M. Burian (eds.), PSA 1994, vol. 1 (East Lansing, MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1994).
  • D. L. Hull, M. Forbes, and R. M. Burian (eds.), PSA 1994, vol. 2 (East Lansing, MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1995).
  • R. M. Burian and D. Thieffry (eds.) History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 19 (1) (Winter, 1997). Research Programs of the Rouge Cloître.
  • R. M. Burian and D. Thieffry (eds.), Special Issue, "From Embryology to Developmental Biology," History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (3) (Sept., 2000).
  • R. M. Burian, S. F. Gilbert, P. Mabee, and B. Swalla (eds.), Symposium on Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Paradigms, Problems, and Prospects, American Zoologist 40 (5): (November, 2000): 711-831.
  • D. Thieffry and R. M. Burian (eds.), Special Issue of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 22 (3) (Sept., 2000) "From Embryology to Developmental Biology" [Actually Published in 2002].
  • F. Steinle and R. M. Burian (eds.) "History and Philosophy of Science: Revisiting a Precarious Relationship," Special Issue of Perspectives on Science 10 (4) (Winter, 2002).
  • J. Gayon and R. M. Burian, eds., with the collaboration of M.-C. Lorne, Conceptions de la science: Hier, aujourd'hui, demain. Hommage à Marjorie Grene (Bruxelles : Ousia, 2007).



Papers in Refereed Journals

  • "Conceptual change, cross-theoretical explanation and the unity of science." Synthese 32 (1975): 1-28.
  • "More than a marriage of convenience: on the inextricability of history and philosophy of science." Philosophy of Science 44 (1977): 1-42.
  • "Human sociobiology and genetic determinism." Philosophical Forum 13 (1981-82): 40-66.
  • John Maynard Smith, Richard M. Burian, Stuart Kauffman, Pere Alberch, John Campbell, Brian Goodwin, Russell Lande, David Raup, and Lewis Wolpert, "Developmental constraints and evolution: A perspective from the Mountain Lake Conference on Development and Evolution." Quarterly Review of Biology 60 (1985): 265-287.
  • "Why the panda provides no comfort to the creationist." Philosophica 37 (1986): 11-26.
  • Richard M. Burian, Jean Gayon, and Doris Zallen, "The singular fate of genetics in the history of French biology, 1900-1940." Journal of the History of Biology 21 (1988): 357-402.
  • "Challenges to the evolutionary synthesis." Evolutionary Biology 23 (1988): 247-269.
  • "Maiocchi on Duhem and Howard on Duhem and Einstein, Historiographical Comments." Synthese 83 (1990): 401-408.
  • Richard M. Burian and Jean Gayon, "Genetics after World War II: The laboratories at Gif." Cahiers pour l'histoire du CNRS 7 (1990): 25-48.
  • "How the Choice of Experimental Organism Matters: Biological Practices and Discipline Boundaries." Synthese 92 (1992): 151-166. Reprinted as Chapter 2 of R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 11-28).
  • Doris T. Zallen and Richard M. Burian, "On the beginnings of somatic cell hybridization: Boris Ephrussi and chromosome transplantation." Genetics 132 (1992): 1-8. Reprinted in James F. Crow and William F. Dove, Perspectives on Genetics: Anecdotal, Historical, and Critical Commentaries, 1987-1998 (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2000), pp. 302-309.
  • Richard M. Burian and Jean Gayon, "Génétique et recherche médicale en France : le cas de Boris Ephrussi (1901-1979)." Sciences Sociales et Santé 10 (1992): 25-45.
  • "Unification and coherence as methodological objectives in the biological sciences." Biology and Philosophy, 8 (1993): 301-318. Reprinted as Chap. 3 in R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 29-49).
  • "How the choice of experimental organism matters: Reflections on an epistemological aspect of biological practice." Journal of the History of Biology 26 (1993): 351-367. Reprinted as Chapter 2 in R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 11-28.
  • "Technique, task definition, and the transition from genetics to molecular genetics: Aspects of the work on protein synthesis in the laboratories of J. Monod and P. Zamecnik." Journal of the History of Biology 26 (1993): 387-407. Reprinted as Chapter 8 of R. M. Burian The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 11-28.
  • "Comments on Robert Brandon's 'Theory and experiment in evolutionary biology.'" Synthese 99 (1994): 75-86.
  • Robert N. Brandon, Janis Antonovics, Richard M. Burian, Scott Carson, Greg Cooper, Paul Sheldon Davies, Christopher Horvath, Brent D. Mishler, Robert C. Richardson, Kelly Smith, and Peter Thrall, "Sober on Brandon on screening-off and the levels of selection." Philosophy of Science 61 (1994): 475-486.
  • Richard M. Burian and J. D. Trout, "Ontological progress in science." The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 25 (1995): 177-202.
  • Denis Thieffry and Richard M. Burian, "Jean Brachet's scheme for protein synthesis," Trends in Biochemical Sciences 26 (3) (March, 1996): 114-117. Reprinted in Jan Witkowski (ed.) The Inside Story: DNA to RNA to Protein (Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2005), pp. 179-188.
  • Richard M. Burian, Robert C. Richardson, and Wim J. van der Steen, "Against generality: Meaning in genetics and philosophy," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 27 (1996): 1-29.
  • "Coutagne, Delage, and the reception of Weismann in France," Bulletin d'Histoire et d'Épistémologie des Sciences de la Vie 2 (1996): 182-192.
  • "'The tools of the discipline: Biochemists and molecular biologists': A comment," Journal of the History of Biology 29 (1996): 451-462.
  • "Exploratory experimentation and the role of histochemical techniques in the work of Jean Brachet, 1938-1952," History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 19 (1997): 27-45.
  • "Comments on complexity and experimentation in biology," Philosophy of Science 64 (Supplement, 1997): S279-S291.
  • Richard M. Burian and Jean Gayon, "The French School of genetics: From physiological and population genetics to regulatory molecular genetics," Annual Review of Genetics 33 (1999): 313-349.
  • "General introduction to the Symposium on Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Paradigms, problems, and prospects," American Zoologist 40 (2000): 711-717.
  • Jean Gayon and Richard M. Burian, "France in the era of Mendelism," Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris. Sciences de la vie / Life Sciences 324 (2000): 1097-1106.
  • "On the internal dynamics of Mendelian Genetics," Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris. Sciences de la vie / Life Sciences 324 (2000): 1127-1137.
  • Richard M. Burian and Denis Thieffry, "Introduction to the special section, 'From Embryology to developmental biology'," History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 22 (2000): 313-323.
  • Richard M. Burian and Scott F. Gilbert, "When the map becomes the territory: Conference report, 'The mapping cultures of 20th century genetics'," Trends in Genetics 17 (2001): 376-377.
  • "The dilemma of case studies resolved: The virtues of using case studies in the history and philosophy of science," Perspectives on Science 9 (2001): 383-404.
  • Friedrich Steinle and Richard M. Burian, "Introduction" [to the special issue on History and Philosophy of Science], Perspectives on Science 10 (2002): 391-397.
  • "Comments on the precarious relationship between history and philosophy of science," Perspectives on Science 10 (2002): 398-407.
  • Jean Gayon and Richard Burian, "National traditions and the emergence of genetics: the French example," Nature Reviews: Genetics 5 (2004): 150-156.
  • "Molecular epigenesis, molecular pleiotropy, and molecular gene definitions," History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 26 (2004): 61-81.
  • "On microRNA and the need for exploratory experimentation in post-genomic molecular biology." History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 29 (3) (2007): 285-312.



Chapters of Books or Edited Compilations

  • "A methodological critique of sociobiology." In A. Caplan (ed.), The Sociobiology Debate. New York: Harper and Row, 1978, pp. 376-395.
  • Richard M. Burian and Catherine Z. Elgin, "Wittgenstein, Sellars, and conceptual change." In E. Leinfellner et al. (eds.), Wittgenstein and his Impact on Contemporary Thought: Proceedings of the Second International Wittgenstein Symposium. Vienna: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1978, pp. 221-225.
  • "Sellarsian realism and conceptual change in science." In P. Biere, R. Horstmann, and L. Krüger (eds.), Transcendental Arguments and Science. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1980, pp. 192-225.
  • "Why philosophers should not despair of understanding scientific discovery." In T. Nickles (ed.), Scientific Discovery, Logic and Rationality. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1980, pp. 317-336.
  • "Towards a richer theory of dialogue: Comments on Prof. Rivetti Barbò's paper." In R. Cohen and M. Wartofsky (eds.), Language, Logic and Method: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 31. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1982, pp. 445-457. Translated as "Verso una piú ricca teoria del dialogo: commenti allo scritto di Rivetti Barbò," in F. Rivetti Barbò, Dialogo e Malinteso. Milan: Marzorati, 1985, pp. 130-152.
  • "'Adaptation'." In M. Grene (ed.), Dimensions of Darwinism: Themes and Counterthemes in Twentieth Century Evolutionary Theory. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983, pp. 287-314. Reprinted as Chap. 4 in R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 54-80).
  • "Scientific realism and incommensurability: some criticisms of Kuhn and Feyerabend." In R. S. Cohen and M. Wartofsky (eds.), Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 84. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1984, pp. 1-31.
  • Robert N. Brandon and Richard M. Burian, "Introduction," "Introduction to Part I," "Introduction to Part II," and "Introduction to Part III." In R. N. Brandon and R. M. Burian (eds.), Genes, Organisms, Populations: Controversies over the Units of Selection. Cambridge, MA: Bradford Books/MIT Press, 1984, pp. xi-xiv, 2-8, 86-89, and 182-192.
  • "On conceptual change in biology: The case of the gene." In D. Depew and B. Weber (eds.), Evolution at a Crossroads: The New Biology and the New Philosophy of Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1985, pp. 21-42. Reprinted as Chap. 7 in R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 126-144).
  • "The 'internal politics' of biology and the justification of biological theories." In A. Donagan, N. Perovich, and M. Wedin (eds.), Human Nature and Natural Knowledge. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1985, pp. 23-45.
  • "On integrating the study of evolution and development: Comments on Kauffman and Wimsatt." In W. Bechtel (ed.), Integrating Scientific Disciplines. Dordrecht: Nijhoff, 1986, pp. 209-228.
  • "Realist methodology in contemporary genetics." In N. Nersessian (ed.), The Process of Science, Vol. 3 of Science and Philosophy. Dordrecht: Nijhoff, 1987, pp. 195-210.
  • "How not to talk about conceptual change in science." In Joseph C. Pitt and Marcello Pera (eds.), Rational Changes in Science. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1987, pp. 3-33.
  • "The influence of the evolutionary paradigm." In M. Hecht (ed.), Evolutionary Biology at the Crossroads. New York: Queen's College Press, 1989, pp. 149-166. Reprinted as Chap. 5 in R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 81-102).
  • "La contribution française aux instruments de recherche dans le domaine de la génétique moléculaire." In J.-L. Fischer and W. Schneider (eds.), Histoire de la génétique. Paris: A.R.P.E.M & Editions sciences en situation, 1990, pp. 247-269.
  • Richard M. Burian and Jean Gayon, "Un évolutionniste bernardien à l'Institut Pasteur ? Morphologie des Ciliés et évolution physiologique dans l'œuvres d'André Lwoff." In M. Morange (ed.), L'Institut Pasteur : Contribution à son histoire. Paris: Editions la Découverte, 1991, pp. 165-186.
  • Richard M. Burian, Jean Gayon and Doris Zallen, "Boris Ephrussi and the synthesis of genetics and embryology." In S. Gilbert (ed.), A Conceptual History of Embryology. New York: Plenum Press, 1991, pp. 207-227.
  • Richard M. Burian and Robert C. Richardson, "Form and order in evolutionary biology: Stuart Kauffman's transformation of theoretical biology." In A. Fine, M. Forbes, and L. Wessels (eds.), PSA 1990, Vol. 2. East Lansing, MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1992, pp. 267-287. Reprinted in M. A. Boden (ed.), The Philosophy of Artificial Life. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • "Adaptation: Historical perspectives." In E. F. Keller and E. A. Lloyd (eds.), Keywords in Evolutionary Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992, pp. 7-12.
  • Richard M. Burian and Doris T. Zallen, "The non-interaction of regulatory and human cytogenetics in France, 1950-1975." In K. Dronamraju (ed.), History and Development of Human Genetics. London: World Scientific Publishing Co., 1992, pp. 91-101.
  • Robert C. Richardson and Richard M. Burian, "A defense of propensity interpretations of fitness." In D. Hull, M. Forbes, and K. Okruhlik (eds.), PSA 1992, vol. 1. East Lansing, MI: Philosophy of Science Association, 1992, pp. 349-362.
  • "Jean Brachet's cytochemical embryology: Connections with the renovation of biology in France?" In C. Debru, J. Gayon, and J.-F. Picard (eds.), Les sciences biologiques et médicales en France 1920-1950, vol. 2 of Cahiers pour l'histoire de la recherche. Paris, CNRS Editions, 1994, pp. 205-220.
  • "Dobzhansky on evolutionary dynamics." In M. Adams (ed.), The Evolution of Theodosius Dobzhansky. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994, pp. 129-140.
  • "Comments on Hans-Jörg Rheinberger's 'From experimental systems to cultures of experimentation'." In G. Wolters and J. Lennox, in collaboration with P. McLaughlin (eds.), Concepts, Theories, and Rationality in the Biological Sciences: The Second Pittsburgh - Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science. Konstanz and Pittsburgh: UKV-Universitätsverlag Konstanz and University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995, pp. 123-136.
  • "Some epistemological reflections on Polistes as a model organism." In S. Turillazzi and M.J. West-Eberhard (eds.), Natural History and Evolution of an Animal Society: The Paper Wasp Case. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 318-337.
  • "Underappreciated pathways toward molecular genetics as illustrated by Jean Brachet's chemical embryology." In S. Sarkar (ed.), The Philosophy and History of Molecular Biology: New Perspectives. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1996, 67-85.
  • "On conflicts between genetic and developmental viewpoints - and their resolution in molecular biology." In Dalla Chiara, M. L., K. Doets, D. Mundici, and J. van Bentham (eds.), Structure and Norms in Science, vol. 2 of the 10th International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Florence, August 1995. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1997, pp. 243-264. Reprinted as Chapter 11 in R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 210-233).
  • "Boris Ephrussi on the units of inheritance and of development." In Galperin, C., Gilbert, S. F., and Hoppe, B., Fundamental Changes in Cellular Biology in the 20th Century: Biology of Development, Chemistry and Physics in the Life Sciences; Proceedings of the XXth International Congress of the History of Science (Liège, 20-26 July, 1997), vol. III. Tournhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1999, pp. 121-135.
  • "The dilemma of case studies resolved: On the usefulness of historical case studies in the philosophy of science," In A. Bammé, G. Getzinger, and B. Wieser, eds., Yearbook 2002 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (Graz, Austria: Institute for Advanced Studies, 2002), pp. 201-219.
  • "'Historical realism', 'contextual objectivity', and changing concepts of the gene." In L. Hahn and R. Auxier (eds.), The Philosophy of Marjorie Grene. Peru, IL: Open Court Library of Living Philosophers, 2002, pp. 339-360.
  • Scott F. Gilbert and Richard M. Burian, "Development, evolution, and evolutionary developmental biology." In B. K. Hall and W. M. Olson, eds., Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003, pp. 61-68.
  • Scott F. Gilbert and Richard M. Burian, "Developmental genetics." In B. K. Hall and W. M. Olson, eds., Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003, pp. 68-74.
  • "'Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution' (Theodosius Dobzhansky)." Chapter 6 in R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 103-120.
  • "Too many kinds of genes? Some problems posed by discontinuities in gene concepts and the continuity of the genetic material." Chapter 9 of R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 166-178.
  • "Lillie's paradox - or some hazards of cellular geography." Chapter 10 of R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 183-209.
  • "Reconceiving animals and their evolution: On some consequences of new research on the modularity of development and evolution," Chapter 12 of R. M. Burian, The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 234-261.
  • "'Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution' (Rien en biologie n'a de sens sinon à la lumière de l'évolution) (Theodosius Dobzhansky)" [in French], in Conceptions de la science: Hier, aujourd'hui, demain. Hommage à Marjorie Grene, sous la direction de Jean Gayon et Richard M. Burian, avec la collaboration de Marie-Claude Lorne†. (Bruxelles: Ousia, 2005). This is the original version of the English version published in my book.
  • Richard M. Burian and Doris Zallen, "Genes." In P. Bowler and J. Pickstone, eds., Cambridge History of the Life and Earth Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 432-450.



Reviews and Minor Articles

  • Review of R. Tuomela, Theoretical Concepts. Philosophy of Science 43 (1976): 452-456.
  • Review of J. Rosenberg, Linguistic Representation. Philosophy of Science 45 (1978): 325-328.
  • Review of L. Laudan, Progress and its Problems. Isis 69 (1978): 604-606.
  • "empirisch," "Empirismus." In J. Speck (ed.), Handbuch wissenschaftstheoretischer Begriffe. Göttingen and Zürich: Verlag Vandenhoek und Ruprecht, 1980, Vol. 1, pp. 149-158.
  • Review of T. Nickles (ed.), Scientific Discovery: Case Studies. Isis 73 (1982): 287-288.
  • Review of W. Bateson, Problems of Genetics. Philosophy of Science 49 (1982): 147-149.
  • Review of F. Wuketits, Biologie und Kausalität: biologische Ansätze zur Kausalität, Determination und Freiheit. Quarterly Review of Biology 49 (1982): 174.
  • Review of P. Kitcher, Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism. Isis 74 (1983): 259-260.
  • "The Social Structure of Science." National Forum, The Phi Kappa Phi Journal 63, 1 (Winter, 1983): 13-15.
  • Review of G. Munevar, Radical Knowledge. Philosophy of Science 52 (1985): 163-165.
  • Review of M. Ruse, Is Science Sexist? And Other Problems in the Biomedical Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (1985): 111-114.
  • Review of D. Buican, Histoire de la génétique et l'évolutionnisme en France. Quarterly Review of Biology 61 (1986): 234-236.
  • Richard M. Burian and Doris Zallen, "The Ephrussi group and the initiation of yeast genetics in France." Poster paper, Yeast Genetics Meetings, June, 1986.
  • "Nucleic Acid." Encyclopedia Americana, Vol. __, 534-536, 1987.
  • "Commentary: A dialogue between philosophy and biology." Quarterly Review of Biology 63 (1988): 193-195.
  • Richard M. Burian and Doris Zallen, "The influence of national traditions in genetics: An historical analysis." Poster Paper, XVI. International Congress of Genetics, August, 1988.
  • Review of R. Giere, Explaining Science: A Cognitive Approach. Isis 79 (1988): 689-691.
  • Review of J. Fetzer (ed.), Sociobiology and Epistemology. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 10 (1988): 224-228.
  • Review of Philip Kitcher, Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature. Journal of Philosophy 86 (1989): 385-391.
  • "Institutions and sponsors: The shaping of post-war genetics in France." Platform paper, American Society of Zoologists, December, 1989.
  • Richard M. Burian and Marjorie Grene, "The philosophical debate in biology." [To be published in Italian.] Enciclopedia Italiana, "Storia del Seccolo XX", date? [probably long since published - we were paid for the submission in 1989 or 1990.]
  • Review of Andrew Pickering, Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics. Synthese 82 (1990): 163-174.
  • Review of M. Ruse, Philosophy of Biology Today. American Scientist 78 (1990): 327.
  • Essay review of E. Mayr, Toward a New Philosophy of Biology. Journal of the History of Biology 23 (1990): 321-328.
  • W. Roux, "On the significance of the figures of nuclear division: A hypothetical exposition" [originally 1883] Marjorie Grene and Richard M. Burian (translators), Evolutionary Biology 25 (1991): 427-444.
  • Review of E. Lloyd, The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory. Philosophy of Science 59 (1992): 153-158.
  • Review of M. Nitecki (ed.), Evolutionary Progress. Philosophical Review 101 (1992): 438-441.
  • Richard M. Burian and Wm. J. van der Steen, "Introduction" [to the Symposium on Integration of Biology], Biology and Philosophy 8 (1993): 255-257.
  • Review of Jane Maienschein, Transforming Traditions in American Biology. American Scientist 81 (1993): 400.
  • Review of Bruce Wallace, The Search for the Gene. Quarterly Review of Biology 68 (1993): 581-582.
  • Review of Michael Ghiselin, Metaphysics and the Origin of Species. Science 281 (1998): 1812-1813.
  • "Beadle, George Wells (1900-1989)." In J. A. Garraty and M. C. Carnes (eds.), American National Biography, vol. 2, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. 393-395.
  • "Stern, Curt (1900-1981)." In J. A. Garraty and M. C. Carnes (eds.), American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 671-673.
  • Review of Evelyn Fox Keller, The Century of the Gene, Journal of the History of Biology 34 (2001): 613-615.
  • "Modularity, development, and genotype-phenotype maps," [Abstract], American Zoologist 41 (2001): 1402.
  • Richard M. Burian, Scott F. Gilbert, Judy Johns-Schloegel and Denis Thieffry, "Selected Bibliography," History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 22 (2000): 324-332.



Web Publication

  • Bolker, J. (moderator), Burian, R., Chipman, A., Gibson, G., Martindale, M., Morrison, A., Raff, R. A., Sutherland, A., and Wayne, R. Model Systems: A debate. In HMS Beagle: The BioMedNet Magazine Issue 1 (Jan. 30, 1998). This debate is no longer available from the web.



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