Issue XI and New Website - Graduate Journal Spontaneous Generations

September 26, 2023 by Dr. Pamela Fuentes Peralta

Auguste Nahas, the lead editor of the IHPST graduate journal Spontaneous Generations, is excited to announce the release of their latest issue titled "From Bacteria to Gaia: Levels of Biological Agency." This issue comprises ten articles penned by authors from diverse institutions.

This is an open-access journal. The latest issue, Issue 11, is available on the newly created journal website, which was designed by Jevan Konyar, who is also a part of the editorial team. Emma Sigsworth and Jevan Konyar served as Assistant Editors for this issue.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to Spontaneous Generations, please take a moment to read the FAQ and Submission Guidelines section on the website. This is a peer-review journal, which welcomes articles on the history and philosophy of science and science and technology from scholars at any graduate level affiliated with any university institution.

 The table of contents of the most recent Issue is:

•          Whitehead’s Legacy in Latour’s Philosophy by Rubén Rueda Lastres

•          Does Agency Come in Levels? by Ezequiel Di Paolo

•          A Hermeneutical Back and Forth Between Different Approaches to Agency by Caroline Stankozi

•          Reflections on the Study of Biological Agency by Alan Love

•          Biological Agency Without Levels by Dan Brooks and Jan Baedke

•          Doing Without Levels by Gui Sanches de Oliveira

•          Mitochondrial Agency: Toward a Guest/Host Theory of Immunity by Layla Zbinden

•          The Epistemic Functions of Biological Agency in Evolutionary Biology by Tobias Uller

•          On the Agency and Activity of Materials in the 21st Century by Michael Friedman and Karin Krauthausen

•          Agency, Inventiveness, and Animal Play: Novel Insights Into the Active Role of Organisms in Evolution by Mathilde Tahar