Brian McLoone

Brian McLoone
Postdoctoral Associate, Loewe Lab
330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715
Theoretical issues that emerge in evolutionary biology.

Years at WID

2015 - present2017


  • B.A., Philosophy, Tufts University
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research Description

Brian McLoone uses evolutionary game theory and computational models to understand evolutionary dynamics.

Selected Publications

  • McLoone, B. (2015) “Some Criticism of the Contextual Approach, and a Few Proposals,” in Biological Theory 10(2): 116-124.
  • McLoone, B. and Smead, R. (2014) “The Ontogeny and Evolution of Human Collaboration,” in Biology and Philosophy, 29: 559-576.
  • McLoone, B. (2013), “Selection Explanations of Token Traits,” in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part C: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 44: 342-346.
  • Barrett, M., Clatterbuck, H. Goldsby, M., Helgeson, C., McLoone, B., Pearce, T., Sober, E., Stern, R., and Weinberger, N. (2012) “Puzzles for ZFEL, McShea and Brandon’s Zero Force Evolutionary Law,” in Biology and Philosophy, 27(5): 723-735.