Brett Calcott

Brett Calcott

Brett is a philosopher of science with a background in software engineering. His research focuses on the evolution of complex systems. He has worked as an SFI/ASU post-doctoral fellow at Arizona State University and a fellow in Joshua Epstein’s Center for Advanced Modeling at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. He has worked with Kim Sterelny on a project on Evolvability and the Evolution of Complexity, and with biologist Lindell Bromham on a project on Major Transitions in Evolution. He completed his PhD, “Major Transitions in Biological Organisation” in 2007, at the Australian National University, supervised by Peter Godfrey-Smith.



http://www.brettcalcott.com/

Publications

Forthcoming

2020

2019

2018

Calcott, B., Griffiths, P. E., & Pocheville, A. (2018). Signals that make a Difference. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axx022 Download

2017

Calcott, B. (2017). Causal Specificity and the Instructive-Permissive Distinction. Biology and Philosophy, 32(4), 481–505. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10539-017-9568-0 Download

2016

Lanfear, R., Frandsen, P. B., Wright, A. M., Senfeld, T., & Calcott, B. (2016). PartitionFinder 2: New Methods for Selecting Partitioned Models of Evolution for Molecular and Morphological Phylogenetic Analyses. Molecular Biology and Evolution, msw260. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msw260 Download