Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Niche construction in biological and philosophical theories

Peter Godfrey-Smith a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2155


I distinguish different versions of the “niche construction” idea. Some are primarily scientific, while others are more philosophical. Laland, Odling-Smee & Feldman's is mostly scientific, but given that fact, there are some changes they could make to their account. I also compare the target article to Lewontin's classic 1983 paper.