Philosophy of Biology
- Adamska, M.,Brown, R., Hua, X., Noble, D., Phillips, B., Sanders, K., & Xie, L. (forthcoming) “Evolutionary Science for a Changing World: A whitepaper prepared for the Australian Academy of Science” Australian Academy of Science.
- Brown, R.L. (2020) “Proximate-Ultimate Causation” in The Evolutionary Developmental Biology Reference Guide (Laura Nuño de la Rosa, Gerd B. Müller and Alan Love eds.). Springer.
- Brown, R. L. (2015) “Why development matters” Biology & Philosophy, 30(6): 889-899. Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 889-899.
- Brown, R. L. (2014) “What Evolvability Really Is.” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 65(3): 549-572.
- Brown, R. L. (2014) “Rethinking Behavioural Evolution,” in Entangled Life: Organism and Environment in the Biological and Social Sciences, Barker, Desjardins & Pearce (eds.) Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 237-260.
- Brown, R. L. (2014) “Identifying Behavioral Novelty” Biological Theory. 9(2): 135-148.
- Brown, R. L. (2013) “Learning, Evolvability and Exploratory Behaviour: Extending the Evolutionary Reach of Learning.” Biology & Philosophy. 28(6): 933-955.
- McNamara, K., Brown, R. L., Elgar, M. & Jones, T. (2008) “Paternity Costs from Polyandry Compensated by Increased Fecundity in the Hide Beetle.” Behavioral Ecology, 19: 433-440.
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
- Brown, R. L. (forthcoming) “Is cultural evolution always fast? Challenging the idea that cognitive gadgets would be capable of rapid and adaptive evolution” Synthese. Pre-print
- Brown R.L., Brusse C, Heubner B & Pain R. (2020) “Unification at the Cost of Realism and Precision” Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 43, e95.
- Pain, R. & Brown R.L. (2020) “Mind the gap: A more evolutionarily plausible role for technical reasoning in cumulative technological culture”, Synthese https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02894-8.
- Brown, R.L. (2019) “Infer with care: A critique of the argument from animals” Mind & Language. 34(1): 21-36.
- Brown, R.L. (2018) “Animal Traditions: what are they and why do they matter?”, in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds (Kristin Andrews & Jacob Beck eds.). Routledge.
- Brown, R.L. (2017) “Not statistically significant, but still scientific” Animal Sentience, 16(14).
General Philosophy of Science
- Brown, R. L. (2020) “Why philosophers and scientists should work together” The Biologist, 67(2): 6-7.
- Brown, R. L. (2015) “A clear-eyed defense of philosophy of biology” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 49: 63-65.