Carl Brusse

Carl Brusse

Carl is a Postgraduate Research Associate with the lab, employed in the Department of Philosophy through the John Templeton Foundation project “constructing objective biological criteria of health” (grant ID 60811).

His PhD on the evolution of religion was awarded from the Australian National University in 2019. He has a background in philosophy and physical sciences, as well as health care research (having worked at the ANU medical school and the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute). His published research is in health services research, philosophy of biology, and the evolution of culture & conceptual change, with other research interests including biological individuality, personal identity, metaphysical pluralism, and ethics. At TMB, he is working on how cultural evolution matters for the biological underpinnings of health and disease.

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5732-8750

Publications

Forthcoming

2021

Brusse, C. (2021). The archaeology and philosophy of health: navigating the New Normal problem. In A. Killin & S. Allen-Hermanson (Eds.), Explorations in Archaeology and Philosophy. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61052-4

2020

Brusse, C. (2020). Manipulation and Dishonest Signals. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1–4). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_3616-1 Download
Brusse, C. (2020). Animal Signalling. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1–4). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2146-1 Download
Brown, R. L., Brusse, C., Huebner, B., & Pain, R. (2020). Unification at the cost of realism and precision. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X19002760 Download
Brusse, C. (2020). Signaling theories of religion: models and explanation. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 10(3), 272–291. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2019.1678514 Download
Brusse, C., & Sterelny, K. (2020). Religion and its evolution: signals, norms, and secret histories. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 10(3), 217–222. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2020.1783794 Download

2019

Brusse, C. J., & Sterelny, K. (2019). Jonathan Birch, ‘The Philosophy of Social Evolution’ // Reviewed by Brusse & Sterelny. BJPS Review of Books. http://www.thebsps.org/2019/08/brusseandsterelnyonbirch/
Brusse, C. (2019). Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking by Cecilia Heyes. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 94(2), 231–231. https://doi.org/10.1086/703622 Download

2018

Brusse, C. J., & Sterelny, K. (2018). Moral externalisation fails to scale. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X18000055 Download
Brusse, C. (2018). Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion by E. Fuller Torrey. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 93(3), 251–252. https://doi.org/10.1086/699412 Download

2017

Brusse, C. (2017). Making do without selection—review essay of “Cultural Evolution: Conceptual Challenges” by Tim Lewens. Biology & Philosophy, 32(2), 307–319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-016-9560-0 Download
Bruner, J. P., Brusse, C., & Kalkman, D. (2017). Cost, expenditure and vulnerability. Biology & Philosophy, 32(3), 357–375. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-017-9563-5 Download
Brusse, C., & Bruner, J. (2017). Responsiveness and Robustness in the David Lewis Signaling Game. Philosophy of Science, 84(5), 1068–1079. https://doi.org/10.1086/694156 Download