History and Philosophy of Systematic Biology
Bock, W. J. (1973) Philosophical foundations of classical evolutionary classification Systematic
Zoology 22: 375-392
Part of a general symposium on "Contemporary Systematic Philosophies," there are
some other interesting papers here.
Brower, A. V. Z. (2000) Evolution Is Not a Necessary Assumption of Cladistics Cladistics 16: 143-
Dayrat, Benoit (2005) Ancestor-descendant relationships and the reconstruction of the Tree of Lif
Paleobiology 31: 347-353
Donoghue, M.J. and J.W. Kadereit (1992) Walter Zimmermann and the growth of phylogenetic
theory Systematic Biology 41: 74-84
Faith, D. P. and J. W. H. Trueman (2001) Towards an inclusive philosophy for phylogenetic
inference Systematic Biology 50: 331-350
Gaffney, E. S. (1979) An introduction to the logic of phylogeny reconstruction, pp. 79-111 in
Cracraft, J. and N. Eldredge (eds.) Phylogenetic Analysis and Paleontology Columbia
University Press, New York.
Gilmour, J. S. L. (1940) Taxonomy and philosophy, pp. 461-474 in J. Huxley (ed.) The New
Hull, D. L. (1978) A matter of individuality Phil. of Science 45: 335-360
Hull, D. L. (1978) The principles of biological classification: the use and abuse of philosophy
Hull, D. L. (1984) Cladistic theory: hypotheses that blur and grow, pp. 5-23 in T. Duncan and T. F.
Stuessy (eds.) Cladistics: Perspectives on the Reconstruction of Evolutionary History
Columbia University Press, New York
* Hull, D. L. (1988) Science as a process: an evolutionary account of the social and conceptual
development of science University of Chicago Press.
An already classic work on the recent, violent
history of systematics; used as data for Hull's general theories about scientific change.
Kitts, D. B. (1977) Karl Popper, verifiability, and systematic zoology. Systematic Zoology 26: 185-
Kluge, A. G. (1999) The Science of Phylogenetic Systematics: Explanation, Prediction and Test
Cladistics 15: 429-436
Kluge, A. J. (2001) Philosophical conjectures and their refutation Systematic Biology 50: 322-330
Mayr, E. (1982) The Growth of Biological Thought. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
McKelvey, B. (1982) Organizational Systematics, Univ. of California Press Berkeley
Mishler, B. D. (1989) Untitled review of Hull, D.L. (1988) Science as a process. Systematic Botany
O'Hara, R. J. (1992) Telling the tree: Narrative representation and the study of evolutionary history
Biology and Philosophy 7: 135-160
O'Keefe, F. R. and P. M. Sander (1999) Paleontological paradigms and inferences of phylogenetic
pattern: a case study.
Paleobiology 25: 518-533
de Queiroz, K (1987) Systematics and the Darwinian revolution.
Philosophy of Science 55: 238-259
de Queiroz, K. and S. Poe (2001) Philosophy and phylogenetic inference: a comparison of
likelihood and parsimony methods in the context of Karl Popper's writings on
corroboration. Systematic Biology 50: 305-321
** Sober, E. (1988) Reconstructing the past, Chapter 1. MIT Press.