Arnaud Pocheville

Arnaud Pocheville

A theoretical biologist and a philosopher of biology, Arnaud defended his PhD thesis in theoretical ecology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. He continued his researches as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the T&MB group. Arnaud is currently a Templeton Independent Research Fellow with funding from the Templeton World Charity Foundation. He is also a member of the Charles Perkins Centre Lifelab.





Calcott, B., Griffiths, P. E., & Pocheville, A. (2018). Signals that make a Difference. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. Download


Pocheville, A., & Danchin, É. (2017). Genetic assimilation and the paradox of blind variation. In D. M. Walsh & P. Huneman (Eds.), Challenging the Modern Synthesis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from
Pocheville, A., Griffiths, P. E., & Stotz, K. (2017). Comparing causes – an information-theoretic approach to specificity, proportionality and stability. In H. Leitgeb, I. Niiniluoto, E. Sober, & Seppälä, Päivi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (pp. 260–275). London: College Publications. Retrieved from


Pocheville, A., Calcott, B., Stotz, K., & Griffiths, P. E. (2016, November). New tools for thinking about causation. Poster presented at the PSA Biennal Meeting, Atlanta.


Griffiths, P. E., Pocheville, A., Calcott, B., Stotz, K., Kim, Hyunju, & Knight, R. (2015). Measuring Causal Specificity. Philosophy of Science, 82(4), 529–555. Download
Pocheville, A. (2015). The Ecological Niche: History and Recent Controversies. In Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences (pp. 547–586). Springer. Retrieved from
Pocheville, A., & Danchin, E. (2015). Physiology and evolution at the crossroads of plasticity and inheritance. J Physiol, 593, 2243–2243.