Sven Walter, Metapsychology
"Making Sense of Evolution is a good book, a terrific book indeed, but it is also a terribly complicated book that requires a lot of background in biology, philosophy of science and mathematical modeling. To the uninitiated, it is useless. To the expert, it is immensely valuable, and I am sure it will shape discussions about the theoretical foundations in evolutionary theory for the years to come."
Alan Love, Mind (V117: 465 201-205)
"The philosophical analysis in this book offers a clear conceptual perspective for evolutionary geneticists trying to get their mathematical apparatus clear and make an estimation of its relevance to explaining biological phenomena. But it also should encourage philosophers that evolutionary quantitative genetics is a fertile domain for analysing the meaning and use of concepts, both because of its relevance to ongoing research and as an entrée into core topics in philosophy such as theory confirmation and the nature of concepts..."
Anya Plutynski, Metascience (V16:3 437-445)
Survey Review "Evolutionary Biology: Causes, Consequences and Controversies"
Review of Making Sense of Evolution and Samir Okasha's Evolution and the Levels of Selection
"The book’s greatest strengths are in its criticism of classical statistics, and a push for use of path analysis, structural equations modelling, and other methods of testing. Along the way, they make a number of persuasive and commendable additions to the philosophical literature on other core issues. The chapters on adaptationism, functions, criticisms of evolutionary psychology and species concepts would serve as excellent introductory surveys for new students of philosophy of biology; they are clear, and thorough, introducing the relevant new additions to the literature, particularly developmental systems theory..."
Alirio Rosales, Biological Theory (V2:2 205-207)
"The Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology in Theory and Practice"