Preface First

This is a debugging block

Preface Second

This is a debugging block

Preface Third

This is a debugging block


This is a debugging block

Prof. Eva Jablonka

  • Emeritus in History and Philosophy of Science Inst.
מכון להסטוריה ופילוסופיה של המדעים אמריטוס
Quick navigation:
Prof. Eva Jablonka
Phone: 03-6408910
Another phone: 03-6409198
Fax: 03-6409463
Office: Gilman-humanities, 399

Curriculum Vitae


Eva Jablonka




Born:  Poland, 9th January 1952. Immigrated to Israel 1957.

Contact information: The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel.




Academic Qualifications and Awards


1976    B.Sc. in Biology from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

1980    M.Sc. (with distinction) in Microbiology from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, for work carried out 1978-80.  Subject of Thesis: Regulation of Peptide Transport in E. coli.

1981    Awarded the Landau Prize of Israel for outstanding M.Sc. work.

1988    Ph.D. in Genetics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, for work carried out 1983-87 under the supervision of Prof. Menashe Marcus and Prof. Howard Cedar.  Subject of Thesis: Alterations in Chromosomal Structure and Genic Activity in the Inactive X chromosome in Female Mammals.

1988    Awarded Marcus prize for outstanding Ph.D work.

1990    Awarded the Allon Fellowship in 1990.

2019    Premio internazionale per l’ecologia umana



Teaching and Research Positions


1978 - 1980     Assistant in Genetics, Microbiology and Biochemistry courses in Ben Gurion University.

1981 - 1982     Research work for the Van-Leer Institute, Jerusalem. Subject: The Biological Perspective in the Work of Jean Piaget.

1987    Post-doctoral position in the Medical Research Council Mammalian Development Unit, London, with Dr. Anne Mclaren and Dr. Marilyn Monk.

1988 - 1990     Post-doctoral fellowship in the Edelstein Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science Technology and Medicine.

1987 - 1989     Taught the following: (i) A course in ‘Genetic Analysis’ for the students of the “Interdisciplinary Project for Promoting Excellence” in Tel-Aviv University; (ii) An M.Sc. course ‘Philosophical Problems in Biology’, in Tel-Aviv University; (iii) An M.Sc. course in the Philosophy of Biology at the Hebrew University; (iv) A course in the History of Genetics for M.Sc. students in Tel-Aviv University.

1990-2019 taught the following courses:

  1. Genetics (for the Excellence program in Tel-Aviv University; yearly course taught for 5 years).
  2. Evolutionary Biology (for life science students; taught for 5 years)
  3. The Study of Life: Organization and Evolution (a basic course taught 15 times as introductory course for Cohn Institute graduate students)
  4. The Evolution of Communication (with Daniel Dor; for life science students)
  5. The Evolution of Language (with Daniel Dor; for social science, humanities and life science students)
  6. History of Heredity
  7. Mendelism
  8. The Roots of Evolutionism in the Sociological Thought of the 18th Century (with Snait Gissis)
  9. Early 19th century Evolutionism: Lamarck and Spencer (with Snait Gissis)
  10. From Darwin to Eugenics (with Snait Gissis)
  11. Heredity and social thought in the 20th century (with Snait Gissis)
  12. Philosophy of Biology (for graduate humanities students; another version was developed for biology students. One version of the course was taught with Corinne Bloch)
  13. Animal Traditions
  14. Evolution in 4 Dimensions
  15. The Evolution of emotions
  16. The Evolution of Memory and Imagination (taught with Zohar Bronfman)
  17. The New Sentimentalists (taught with Ehud Lamm)
  18. Evolutionary Explanations as Narratives (taught with Ehud Lamm)
  19. The “We Mode” (taught with Oren Bader)
  20. The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis
  21. The Biology of Experiencing: A Meeting Point Between Neurobiology, Psychology and the Philosophy of Mind
  22. The Evolutionary Origins of Experiencing
  23. Aristotle’s “On the Generation of Animals” (with Orna Harari)
  24. Methodological seminar (several different seminars given over the years)
  25. Reading Classical texts. Over the years, 40 different texts were read with small groups of students. These included texts in philosophy of biology and of mind, history of biology, theoretical biology and evolutionary biology.

1986 - 1989     Together with Lia Ettinger created and organized the Discussion Group in Theoretical Biology at the Hebrew University.

1990 - 1991     Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Group on ‘Biological Foundations of Human Culture’ in  Bielefeld University, Germany.

1990 - 1993     Lecturer, The Cohn institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, teaching Genetics, Evolutionary Biology (in the Zoology Department), Philosophy of Biology, History of Genetics.

1993 – 2000    Tenured senior lecturer, Tel-Aviv University.

1994 - 1995     Fellow of the Collegium Budapest Institute of Advanced Studies. Member of an International Theoretical Biology Group.

1997 - 1998     Fellow of the Institute for Advance Studies in Berlin.

2000-2005   Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University

2000-2001    Visiting scholar (Sabbatical) in The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.

2005- present Full professor, Tel-Aviv University.

2008 -2009 (September 2008-January 2009) Pro Bono course in Genetics in Al-Quds University.

2011 (Trinity term) Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford.

2011 (September-October) Visiting professor in the University of Perpignan, France, department of Ecology and Evolution (with Professor Christoph Grunau).

2015-present. Fellow in the Sagol School for Brain Research, Tel-Aviv University.

2016-2017 (30 September 2016- 30 September 2017): Visiting Professor in Pittsburgh University; Visiting Fellow in School of Advanced Studies of London University (SAS).

2018-2021 Inaugural Associate Member in the Center for the Economics of Human Development, The University of Chicago.

2019-2020 Visitor at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE


Research Interests


Heredity, Epigenetics. Evolutionary Biology, Behavioural Ecology, Developmental Biology, Language and Cultural evolution, History of Genetics and the Philosophy of Science, Evolution of Mind and of Nervous systems




EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation) Post-doctoral Fellowship (10.87 – 01.88).

Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Edelstein Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (01.88 – 01.89).

Allon Fellowship, Tel-Aviv University (10.90 – 10.93).

Fellow of the Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Studies (10.94 – 2.95).

Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin  (10.1997 – 07.1998).

Visiting Fellow in All Souls College, Oxford, Trinity Semester 2011.

Visiting Fellow in Australian National University – 07-09 2016

Visiting Fellow in School of Advanced Studies of London University (SAS), 2016-2017.

Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE, October 2019- October 2020


Thesis supervision


Students who completed and received a PhD degree under Eva Jablonka’s supervision:


  1. Aviv Regev: “Computational System Biology: a bimolecular calculus” (Supervised with Ehud Shapiro; granted 2003)
  2. Ayelet Shavit: “The Debates over the Evolution of Altruism” (with Yemima Ben Menachem; granted 2003)
  3. Nadav Davidovitch: “Framing Scientific Medicine: The Relationship between Homeopathy and Conventional Medicine” (With Allan Brandt; granted 2004)
  4. Yifat Gal Arad: “Ontological and Epistemological Foundation of Developmental Biology” (granted 2004)
  5. Nurit Kirsh:  “The Teaching and Research of Genetics at the Hebrew University (1935-1961” (granted 2004)
  6. Batia Zelinger: “The Sociology of Sociobiology: Interest, Ideology and “Scientism” (granted 2006)
  7. Ehud Lamm : “Genes versus Genomes: The Role of Genome Organization in Evolution”(granted 2009)
  8. Charlotte Weissman:  “August Weismann’s first Evolutionary Synthesis and the Origins of Neo-Darwinism” (granted 2011)
  9. Corinne Bloch: “Concepts and Definitions in Science: Epistemic Roles and

Referential Stability” (granted 2012)

  1. Eran Shifferman: “The Evolution of Quantity Estimation in the animal kingdom” (granted 2012)
  2. Omri Tal: “Heritability, Variation and Classification: Towards a New Formalization of Biological Concepts” (with Ariel Knafo; granted 2012)
  3.  Yuval Laor: “The Religious Ape: Love, Fervor, and the Evolution of Religion” (granted 2015)
  4. Shani Inbar: “The explanatory power of the ‘beautiful’ in scientific explanation” (granted 2015)
  5. Amir Teicher “On Social-Mendelism: The Effects of Mendel’s Theorems on the Formation of Human Sciences in Germany, 1900-1936.” (With Shulamit Volkov; thesis granted 2014)
  6. Oren Bader; “Attending to Others, Attending with Others: Phenomenological, Developmental and Evolutionary Investigation of Social Attention” (with Dan Zahavi; granted 2017)
  7. Zohar Bronfman: “The emergence of basic consciousness through the evolution of associative learning” (granted 2018)
  8. Maya Fisher “The “Natural” as contextualized in Assisted Reproductive Technologies by Maya Fisher” (with Ayelet Shavit and Nadav Davidovitch; granted November 2019)



Students who completed and received an MA or MSc degree under Eva Jablonka’s supervision:


  1. Geva Rechav (1996) The Evolution of Literate Behavior
  2. Yehoshua Hadad (1997) Directed mutations in bacteria: A challenge to the neo-Darwinist geneic model?
  3. Guy Sella (with Itamar Pitowsky; 2002?) Neural computation
  4. Rachel Levi-Hertz (2003) “A Critical Examination of Feminist Attitudes to Surrogacy.” 
  5. Nilly Vidoslevski (with Ruba Yaakovi 2003): “Psychological organization of the sequence of evolution teaching and its effect on the understanding of basic evolutionary concept among biology students in high schools in Israel” 
  6. Ronen Altman (2003) “Application of two models of the spread of science on the consolidation of genetics in Israel”
  7. Daria Patterson (with Snait Gissis 2005) “The Sociology of Vaccination against Whooping Cough in the US: Progressive and Regressive Forces in the Introduction of a new Vaccine”.
  8. Ohad Nachmani (2006) “The Teleology of Learning and the Development of Memory Systems”
  9. Ehud Lamm (with Daniel Dor 2006) Evolutionary explanations of the origin of the language faculty
  10.  Gal Raz (with Snait Gissis 2007) “Relative Feminine Dominance in Epigenetic Inheritance Research”
  11. Roi Maor (2009) “The role of gender: Anthropology and Biology during the Victorian Period”
  12. Dorit Barak (With Yaron Senderowicz 2016); Self organization, life and cognition in the works of Immanuel Kant and Francesco Varela
  13. Ran Feldesh (2017); “Evolutionary Explanations of Cognition”
  14. Efrat Rapport (2017) “RecBlast: a Computational Cloud-Based Method for Large Scale Orthology Detection”
  15. Dor Shilton (with Daniel Dor 2018) “The Communication Technology in The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Yaaqov”


Currently supervised students

  1. Dor Shilton (PhD with Daniel Dor) “The Cultural Evolution of Music: From Participation to Performance” Second stage
  2. Mati Breski (PhD with Daniel Dor) “Emotions: Philosophical, Evolutionary and Developmental Analysis” (non-final title) Second Stage
  3. Dorit Barak (PhD with Ron Margulin) “Kantian-Teleological Approaches to Religion” (non-final title)
  4. Kerry Levi (MA) “Teaching Evolution in Israel: Historical and Current Perspectives” (non-final title)
  5. Oryan Zaks (PhD) The evolution of episodic memory as the basis for imagination (first stage)
  6. Romi Englander  The neural transition in evolution. Master degree.  Stage 1.




Books in English


  1. Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb (1995) Epigenetic Inheritance and Evolution – the Lamarckian Dimension, Oxford University Press. (Second printing with new introduction 1999).
  2. Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka. (2000) Animal Traditions: Behavioural Inheritance in Evolution. Cambridge University Press. (Paperback edition 2005)
  3. Eva Jablonka and Marion L. Lamb (2005) Evolution in Four Dimensions. MIT Press. (Paperback edition 2006; Italian translation 2007, Hebrew translation 2008, Slovenian 2009 Portuguese 2010, Turkish 2011; Spanish April 2013).
  4. Eva Jablonka and Marion L. Lamb (2014) Evolution in Four Dimensions. Second revised and expanded edition. MIT Press. (German translation 2017; Rumanian 2019).
  5. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2019) The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul: Learning and the Origins of Consciousness. MIT Press. Cambridge MA (Japanese translation due April 2021)


  1. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2020) Inheritance Systems and the Extended Synthesis. Cambridge University Press.


  1. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (Anna Zeligowski Pictures) (In Press) Picturing the Mind through the lens of evolution. MIT Press, Cambridge MA.



Edited volumes in English

  1. Snait Gissis and Eva Jablonka (Editors) (2011) The Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology. MIT Press


  1. Ilaria Negri and Eva Jablonka (Editors) (2017) Epigenetics as a deep intimate dialogue between host and symbionts. An eBook for a Frontiers Research Topic of the same title published in 2015.


Books in Hebrew

  1. Eva Jablonka (1994) History of Heredity.  Ministry of Defence Publishing House, Israel.
  2. Eva Jablonka (1994 -1997) Evolution—A Textbook in Evolutionary Biology for the Open University, Israel. Open University Press. 7 units. 700 pages.


Papers and chapters in books (English)

*Tavori, H. or Tavory E. = Eva Jablonka)


  1. Tavori H*., Kimmel Y., and Barak Z. (1981) Toxicity of leucine-containing peptides in Escherichia coli caused by circumvention of leucine transport regulation.  Journal of  Bacteriology,146, 676-683. (*Jablonka E.)
  2. Barak Z., Gollop N., and Tavori H.* (1981) Peptide uptake - a method circumventing regulation of leucine transport in E. coli.  13th FEBS Meeting, 1981. (*Jablonka E.)
  3. Barak Z., Tavori H.*, and Gollop N. (1981) Negative control of leucine transport in E. coli  K-12.  Israel Journal of Medicine. (*Jablonka E.)
  4. Gollop N., Tavori H.*, and Barak Z. (1982) Acetohydroxy acid synthase is a target for leucine-containing peptide toxicity in Escherichia coli.  Journal of Bacteriology, 149, 387-390. (*Jablonka E.)
  5. Jablonka-Tavory E.* (1982) Genocopies and the evolution of interdependence.  Evolutionary Theory, 6, 167-170. (*Jablonka E.)
  6. Jablonka E., Goitein R., Marcus M., and Cedar H. (1985) DNA hypomethylation causes an increase in DNase-I sensitivity and an advance in the time of replication of the entire inactive X chromosome.  Chromosoma, 93, 152-156.
  7. Jablonka E., Goitein R., Sperling K., Cedar H., and Marcus M. (1987) 5-aza-C-induced changes in the time of replication of the X chromosomes of Microtus agrestis are followed by non-randon reversion to a late pattern of replication.  Chromosoma, 95, 81-88.
  8. Jablonka E., Goitein R., Sperling K., Cedar H., and Marcus M. (1987) Regulatory sites determining the time of replication of the X chromosome of Microtus agrestis7th International Congress of Human Genetics, Part I.
  9. Jablonka E., and Lamb M.J. (1988) Meiotic pairing constraints and the activity of sex chromosomes.  Journal of Theoretical Biology, 133, 23-36.
  10. Jablonka E., and Lamb M.J. (1989) The inheritance of acquired epigenetic variations.  Journal of Theoretical Biology, 139, 69-83.
  11. Ettinger L., Jablonka E., and MacLaughlin P. (1990) On the adaptations of organisms and the fitness of types.  Journal of Philosophy of Science, 57, 499-513.
  12. Jablonka E., and Lamb M.J. (1990) The evolution of heteromorphic sex chromosomes. Biological Reviews, 65, 249-276.
  13. Jablonka E., and Lamb M.J. (1990) Lamarckism and Aging. Gerontology, 36, 323-332.
  14. Ettinger L., R. Falk, and Jablonka E. (1991) On causality, heritability and fitness. Biology and Philosophy, 6, 27-29.
  15. Jablonka E., and Lamb M.J. (1991) Sex chromosomes and speciation. Proceeding of the Royal Society London B., 243, 203-208.
  16. Jablonka E. and Lamb M. J. (1992) Species and Speciation. Nature, 356, 752.
  17. Jablonka E., Lachmann M. and Lamb M. J. (1992) Evidence, mechanisms and models of the inheritance of acquired characters. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 158, 245-268.
  18. Avital E. and Jablonka E. (1994) Social learning and the evolution of behaviour.  Animal Behaviour, 48, 1195-1199.
  19. Jablonka E. (1994) Inheritance systems and the evolution of new levels of individuality. Journal Theoretical Biology, 170, 301-309.
  20. Jablonka E. and Szathmáry E. (1995). The evolution of information storage and heredity.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 206-211. 
  21. Jablonka E. and Regev A. (1995) Gene number, methylation and biological complexity. Trends in Genetics, 11, 383-4.
  22. Jablonka E., Oborny B, Molnár E., Kisdi E., Hofbauer J., and Czárán T. (1995) The adaptive advantage of phenotypic memory. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London B., 350, 133-141.
  23. Avital E. and Jablonka E. (1996) Adoption, memes and the Oedipus complex: a reply to Hansen. Animal Behaviour, 51, 476-477.
  24. Lachman M. and Jablonka E., (1996) The inheritance of phenotypes: an adaptation to fluctuating environment. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 181, 1-9
  25. Jablonka E. and Rechav G. (1996) The evolution of language in the light of the evolution of literacy. In: The Major Origins of Language, (Ed. J. Trabant). Collegium Budapest, pp. 70-88.
  26. Jablonka E. (1996) Do cells show off?  Somatic selection and the nature of inter-cellular signalling. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 11, 395-396.
  27. Falk R. and Jablonka E. (1997) Inheritance: transmission and development. In: Human by Nature: Between Biology and the Social Sciences (Eds: Weingart P., Mitchell S.D., Richerson P.J. and Maasen S.) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ. pp. 390-400.
  28. Jablonka E. (1998) The Evolution of Inheritance and Environment. In: The Co-Action between living Systems and the Planet.  (Eds.: Greppin, H., Agosti, R.D., and Penel C. ), pp. 131-145.  University of Geneva.
  29. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (1998) Epigenetic inheritance in evolution (A target article). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 11, 159-183.
  30. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (1998) Genic-Neo Darwinism—is it the whole story? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 11,  243-260.
  31. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (1998) Bridges between evolution and development. Biology and Philosophy, 13, 119-124.
  32. Avital E., Jablonka E., and Lachmann M. (1998) Adopting adoption. Animal Behaviour, 55: 1451-1459.
  33. Regev A., Lamb M.J., and Jablonka E. (1998) The role of DNA methylation in invertebrates: developmental regulation or genome defense?  Molecular Biology and Evolution, 15, 880-891.
  34. Jablonka E., Lamb M.J., and Avital E. (1998). Lamarckian mechanisms in Darwinian evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13, 206-210.
  35. Lachmann M., Sella G., and Jablonka E.  (2000) On the advantages of Information sharing. Proc. Roy. Soc.  B 267, 1287-1293.
  36. Jablonka E. and Ziman J.  (2000)  Biological evolution: processes and phenomena.  In: Technological Innovation as an Evolutionary Process. (Ed: Ziman J.).pp. 13-27. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  37. Jablonka E.   (2000) Lamarckian inheritance systems in biology: a source of metaphors and models in technological evolution. In: Technological Innovation as an Evolutionary Process. (Ed: Ziman J.), pp.27-41. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  38. Dor D. and Jablonka E.  (2001) From cultural selection to genetic selection: a framework for the evolution of language. Selection, 1, pp. 33-57.
  39. Jablonka E.  (2001) The systems of inheritance.  In: Cycles of Contingency (Eds: Oyama, S., Griffiths P. and Gray R., MIT Press), pp 99-116.
  40. Daniel Dor and Jablonka Eva (2001). How language changed the genes. In  Trabant  J.  Ward. S. (editors). New Essays on the Origin of Language. Mouton de Gruyer: Berlin, pp 149-175.

42. Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb  (2002) “Epigenetic inheritance”, an entry for the Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences. Vol. 7  pp 4706-4710.

43. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (2002) Epigenetics. In: Encyclopedia of Evolution, Vol. 1 (Ed. Pagel, M.), pp. 310-311. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

44. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (2002) Lamarckism. In: Encyclopedia of Evolution, Vol. 2 (Ed. Pagel, M.), pp. 602-605. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

45. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (2002) Creating bridges or rifts?  Developmental systems theory and evolutionary developmental biology. BioEssays, 24, 290-291.

46. Jablonka E., Matzke, M., Thieffry, D. and Van Speybroeck, L. (2002) The genome in context: biologists and philosophers on epigenetics. BioEssays, 24, 392-394.

47. Jablonka E. 2002.  Information: its interpretation, its inheritance and its sharing. Philosophy of Science, 69: 578-605.

48. Jablonka E. (2002) Between Development and evolution: how to model cultural change. Proceedings of the British Academy, 112: 27-41.

49. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (2002) The changing concept of epigenetics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 981: 82-96

50. Jablonka Eva  (2004) From Replicators to Heritably Varying Phenotypic Traits: The Extended Phenotype Revisited. Biology and Philosophy, 19: 353-75.

51. Jablonka Eva (2004) Epigenetic Epidemiology. International Journal of Epidemiology 33:929–35.

52. Jablonka Eva (2004). The peculiarities of mammalian sex chromosomes: an epigenetic view. BioEssays, 26(12): 127-32.

53. Dor Daniel and Jablonka Eva (2004)  Culture and Genes in the Evolution of Human Language In: Goren-Inbar, Naama, and John D. Speth (eds). Human Paleoecology in the Levantine Corridor. Oxford, England: Oxbow Press, pp.105-115.

54. Jablonka Eva and Marion Lamb (2006) The evolution of information in the major transitions. Journal of Theoretical Biology 239: 236-246.

55. Jablonka Eva and Marion Lamb( 2006) Evolutionary epigenetics,  In Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies, (eds CW Fox and JB Wolf), Oxford University Press, New York, pp 252-264.

56. Jablonka Eva (2006) Commentary: Induction and selection of variations during cancer development. International Journal of Epidemiology doi:10.1093/ije/dyl188

57.  Jablonka Eva (2006) Le darwinisme évolue aussi LA RECHERCHE, Nº 396 46 - 50 (in French)

58. Jablonka Eva  (2006) Genes as followers in evolution – a post-synthesis synthesis? Biology and Philosophy, 21: 143-154.

59. Jablonka Eva (2007) Epigenetics and Evolution: An Overview Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL Memorie di Scienze Fisiche e Naturali 124° (2006), Vol. XXX, t. I, pp. 1-11

60.  Eva Jablonka  (2007) Information is everything that can be interpreted. In: Interact or Die. V2_ Publishing/NAi Publishers 2007, pp 28-43. (Interview)

61. Eva Jablonka (2007) The Five Mothers: Heredity and Evolution from a Developmental Perspective.  In the Proceedings of Baxter lectures: The Futures of Darwinism 1809-2009 (translated into Italian)

62. Eva Jablonka (2007) The developmental construction of heredity. Developmental psychobiology 49: 808-817.

63. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2007) The expanded evolutionary synthesis – a response to Godfrey-Smith, Haig, and West-Eberhard.  Biology and Philosophy Biol. Philos. 22: 453-472.

64. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2007) Précis of: Evolution in Four Dimensions.  Brain and Behavioral Science 30: 353-365.

65. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2007) Bridging the Gap: The Developmental Aspects of Evolution.  Brain and Behavioral Science 30: 378-392.

66. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2007) Reply to Wilkins on review of Evolution in Four Dimensions BioEssays 29:308–309

67. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2007) The Transition to Experiencing: I. Limited Learning and Limited Experiencing. Biological Theory. 2(3) 218–230.

68. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2007) The Transition to Experiencing: II. The Evolution of Associative Learning Based on Feelings. Biological Theory 2(3) 231–243.

69. Eva Jablonka (2008) The Five Mothers: Heredity and Evolution from a Developmental Perspective.  In the Proceedings of Baxter lectures: The Futures of Darwinism (In Italian).

70. Ehud Lamm and Eva Jablonka (2008) The nurture of nature: hereditary plasticity in evolution. Philosophical Psychology 21:305-319.

71. Ehud Lamm and Eva Jablonka (2008) Review Essay: Integrating Evolution and Development  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 51:636-647.

72. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2008) The epigenome in evolution: beyond the modern synthesis. Вестник ВОГиС 12: 242-254.

73. Eva Jablonka (2008) Soft Inheritance: Challenging the Modern Synthesis Genetics and Molecular Biology 31:389-395.

74. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2008) The Return of Soft Inheritance. Seed  December 2008 pp 25-26

75. Jablonka E (2009) Five Questions. Chapter 9 in Evolutionary Theory: Five Questions, edited by G Oftedal, J K B O Friis, P Rossel, and M S Norup. Copenhagen, Denmark: Automatic Press, pp. 53-64.

76. Eva Jablonka and  Gal Raz (2009) Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: Prevalence, Mechanisms, and Implications for the Study of Heredity and Evolution. Quarterly Review of Biology 84: 131-176

77. Eva Jablonka (2009) In: Evolutionary Theory: 5 Questions (Eds: Oftedal G., Berg O. Friis JK, Rossel P. abd Norup MS).  Automatic Press. Pp.63-77 

78. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2009) The Pillars of Darwinism.  Project Syndicate (February 2009

79. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2009) Epigenetic Learning in Non-Neural Organisms. Journal of Bioscience 34(4):633-46.

80. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2010) Transgenerational epigenetic Inheritance. In: Evolution, The Extended Synthesis. (eds Pigliucii M and Müller GB).  pp 137-174. MIT Press.

81. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2010) Experiencing: A Jamesian approach   Journal of Consciousness Studies 17:102-124.

82. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2010) Associative learning: a factor in the Cambrian explosion. Journal of Theoretical Biology 266:11–20.

83.  Daniel Dor and Eva Jablonka (2010) Canalization and plasticity in the evolution of linguistic communication In The Evolution of Human Language (Eds Larson RK, Deprez V. and Yamakido H.), pp135-147 Cambridge University Press.

84.  Omri Tal, Eva Kisdi and Eva Jablonka (2010) Epigenetic contribution to covariance between relatives. Genetics 184:1037–1050.

85. Jablonka Eva and Marion J. Lamb (2011) Changing thought styles: the concept of soft inheritance in the 20th century.  Vérité, Widerstand, Development: At Work with / Arbeiten mit / Travailler avec Ludwik Fleck, hg. v. Rainer Egloff und Johannes Fehr, Zürich 2011 (Collegium Helveticum Heft 12). Pp. 119-157.

86. Eva Jablonka and Ehud Lamm (2011) The Epigenotype: a dynamic network-view of development. International Journal of Epidemiology International Journal of Epidemiology  41(1):10-13.

87. Eva Jablonka and Ginsburg Simona. (2012) Scaffolding Emotions and Evolving Language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 35(3):154-5.

88. Iddo Tavory, Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2012) Culture and Epigenesis: A Waddingtonian view. The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology (ed. Jaan Valsiner).Chapter 30,  pp. 662-676

89. Eva Jablonka, Simona Ginsburg and Daniel Dor (2012). The Co-evolution of language and emotions. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B, 367: 2152-2159.doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0117

90. Eva Jablonka (2013) Behavioral epigenetics in ecological context.  Behavioral Ecology. doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars115

91. Eva Jablonka (2013) Epigenetic Plasticity: The Responsive Germline. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology.

92. Eva Jablonka (2013) Epigenetic Variations in Heredity and Evolution. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. doi:10.1038/clpt.2012.158

93. Eva Jablonka and Ginsburg Simona (2013) The Major Teleological Transitions in Evolution: Why the Materialistic Evolutionary Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly Right. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 20, No. 9–10, 2013, pp. 177–189.

94. Eva Jablonka (2013) Some Problems with Genetic Horoscopes. In: Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense. Pp 71-80. Harvard University Press.

95. Mesoudi, A., Blanchet, S., Charmantier, A., Danchin, E., Fogarty, L., Jablonka, E., Laland, K.N., Morgan T.J.H., Müller, G.B., Odling-Smee, F. J., Pujol, B. (2013) Is non-genetic inheritance just a proximate mechanism? A corroboration of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. Biological Theory 7(3): 189-195.

96. Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb (2013) Disturbing Dogmas: Biologists and the History of Biology. Science in Context 26: 557-571.


97. Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2014) Memory, imagination and the evolution of modern language. In:  Social Origins of Language (Dor D., Knight C, and Lewis J, eds). Oxford University Press, pp 317-324.


98. Iddo Tavory, Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka (2014) The reproduction of the social: a Developmental system view. Linnda Caporael, James Griesemer and William Wimsatt (eds) Scaffolding in Evolution, Culture and Cognition. MIT Press, pp.  317-324.

99. Daniel Dor and Eva Jablonka (2014) Why we need to move from gene-culture co-evolution to culturally-driven co-evolution. In: Social Origins of Language. (Dor D., Knight C and Lewis J  eds). Oxford University Press, pp 15-30.

100. Noble D., Jablonka E., Joyner M.J.  Muller G.M. and  Omholt S.W. (2014, Editorial) Evolution evolves: physiology returns to centre stage. J Physiol 592.11 (2014) pp 2237–2244.

101. Kevin Laland, Tobias Uller, Marc Feldman, Kim Sterelny, Gerd B. Müller, Armin Moczek, Eva Jablonka, John Odling-Smee (2014) Does evolutionary theory need a rethink? Yes, Urgently! Nature, 514, 161-164.


102. Bronfman Zohar, Ginsburg, Simona, and Jablonka Eva  (2014) Shaping the learning curve: epigenetic dynamics in neural plasticity. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience doi: 10.3389/fnint.2014.0005

103. Laland KN, Uller T, Feldman MW, Sterelny K, Mu¨ller GB, Moczek A, Jablonka E, Odling-Smee J. (2015) The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20151019.

104. Jablonka Eva and Bronfman Zohar Ziv (2015). “Epigenetics and Behavior.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Jonathan Losos. New York: Oxford University Press,.

105. Lamm Ehud and Jablonka Eva (2015) Lamarck’s two legacies: A 21st-century Perspective on use-disuse and the inheritance of acquired characters.(In press)  Interdisciplina. vol 3 (5): February  2015. (Spanish).

106. Jablonka Eva, Lamb, Marion J., (2015). Epigenetic Inheritance. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 7. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 832–838.

107. Ginsburg Simona and Jablonka Eva (2015). The teleological transitions in evolution: a Gántian view. J. Theor. Biol. 381, 55–60. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.04.007

108. Jablonka Eva and Lamb Marion J. (2015) Reflections on: Jablonka E, Lamb MJ. The inheritance of acquired epigenetic variations. Journal of Theoretical Biology 1989; 139: 69-83. Int. J. Epidemiol. (2015)doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv020

109. Negri, Ilaria and Jablonka Eva (2016) Host-symbiont epigenetic crosstalk: a “koiné language” that enables communication between different species. Front. Genet. | doi: 10.3389/fgene.2016.00007

110. Bronfman, Zohar, Ginsburg, Simona, and Jablonka, Eva (2016). The epigenetics of neural learning, in: The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on The Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning, eds R. Murphy and R. Honey (New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell).

111. Bronfman Zohar, Ginsburg Simona, and Jablonka Eva (2016). The evolutionary origins of consciousness: suggesting a transition marker. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23, No. 9–10, 2016, pp. 7–34.

112. Bronfman Zohar, Ginsburg Simona, and Jablonka Eva (2016). The transition to minimal consciousness through the evolution of associative learning. Front. Psychol. 7:1954. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01954

113. Jablonka Eva (2016) Cultural Epigenetics. In: Biosocial Matters: Rethinking the Sociology-Biology Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Eds. M. Meloni, S.J. Williams, and Martin P.), Wiley-Blackwell. The Sociological Review Monographs, 64:1, pp. 42–60 (2016), DOI: 10.1111/2059-7932.12012


114. Jablonka, E. (2017). The Evolution of Linguistic Communication: Piagetian Insights. In N. Budwig, E. Turiel, & P. Zelazo (Eds.), New Perspectives on Human Development (pp. 351-352). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781316282755.019


115. Bourrat,P.,  Lu Q. and Jablonka E. (2017) the missing heritability might not be in the DNA. Bioessays 39: 1700067.


116. Jablonka E. (2017) The evolutionary implications of epigenetic inheritance. Interface Focus DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2016.0135


117. Jablonka E. (2017) Collective narratives, false memories and the origins of autobiographical memory. Biology and Philosophy.  32, 839–853.


118. Fresco, N., Ginsburg S. and Jablonka E. (2017) The construction of learned information through selection processes. Joyce R. (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy. Chapter 7.


119. Jablonka E. (2018) Remembering as a group: The Evolutionary Origins of Autobiographical Memory. In Gissis, S. Lamm, E. and Shavit, A (eds) Landscapes of Collectivity. MIT Press, MA, pp 169-178.


120. Fresco, N., Ginsburg S. and Jablonka E. (2018). Functional Information: a graded taxonomy of difference makers. Review of Philosophy and Psychology.


121. Bronfman, Z.Z., Ginsburg, S. and Jablonka, E. (2018). Classical and operant conditioning: Evolutionarily distinct strategies? In D.S. Wilson and S.C. Hayes, (Eds.), Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: A Reunificaton. Oakland, CA: Context Press/New Harbinger Publications. Pp 31-54.


122. Jablonka E. and Noble D. (2019) Systemic integration of different inheritance systems. Current Opinions in Systems Biology.


123. Jablonka E. (2019) Lamarckian realities: the CRISPR-Cas system and beyond. Biology and Philosophy.


124. Jablonka E., Simona G. and Dor D. (2019). Cognitive gadgets and genetic accommodation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. DOI:


125. Dor D., Ginsburg S. and Jablonka E. (2019) The evolution of cultural gadgets. Mind and Language.


126. Shilton, D., Breski M., Dor, D, and Jablonka E. (2020) Human Social Evolution: Self-domestication or self-control? Front. Psychol. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00134


127. Ginsburg S. and Jablonka E. (2020) Consciousness as a Mode of Being.  Journal of Consciousness Studies 27 (9-10):148-162


128. Herrington, E. and Jablonka E. (2020) Inviting a ‘Gestalt Shift’ in 21st Century Evolutionary Biology: Roles for Metaphor in the Conceptual Landscape of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES).  Interdisciplinary Science Reviews.


129. Birch, J. Ginsburg, S. and Jablonka, E. (2020) Unlimited Associative Learning and the Origins of Consciousness: a primer and some predictions.  A Target Article to Biology and Philosophy. 35, 56.


130. Ginsburg S. and Jablonka E. (in press) Evolutionary Transitions in Learning and Cognition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society


131. Ginsburg S. and Jablonka E (In Press) Sentience in Plants: A Green Red Herring? Journal of Consciousness Studies


Papers and book-chapters in Hebrew

  1. Eva Jablonka (1994) The significance of epigenetic inheritance systems. Iyun, 42, 533-539..
  2. Eva Jablonka (2007) Radical conservatism in Leibowitz’s Philosophy of biology. In Yehsayhu Leibowitz: Between Conservatism and Radicalism. Reflections on His Philosophy. Ed: Aviezer Ravitsky. The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute/Hakibbutz Hemeuchad Publishing House. Pp.190-204.
  3. Jablonka E. and Marion J.L (In Press). האתגר האפיגנטי לסינתזה המודרנית.( The Epigenetic Challenge to the Modern Synthesis (.זמנים  (Zmanim)



Selected Book Reviews

1. Selection – The Evolution of the Common Good.  Selection 1-3.  pp 247-250. 2000.


2. Journal of Heredity  – Thinking about Evolution. Volume 87, pp.  125-6.  2001.


3. Acta Biothertica (with Arnon Levy) – Marcello Barbieiri (2003). The Organic codes: an introduction to semantic biology, 52(1) 65-69). 2004


4. Biology and Philosophy – (with Eytan Avital) Animal innovations. Biology and Philosophy, 21: 135-147, 2006


5. Journal of Consciousness Studies –  (with Simona Ginsburg) A book review of Derek Denton's book, The Primordial Emotions: The Dawning of Consciousness . Consciousness Studies 19:  105-109, 2006


6. BioEssays  - The nervous system in development and evolution. BioEssays 31:687–689, 2009.


7. Journal Consciousness Studies (with Simona Ginsburg) The Major Teleological Transitions in Evolution: Why the Materialistic Evolutionary Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly Right. (Review of Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos.) Volume 20, No. 9–10, pp. 177–189, 2013.


Not included: numerous popular science papers in Hebrew, English and French; Radio and TV programs, newspaper interviews; participation in conferences and workshops; membership in editorial and research boards.

Postscript First

This is a debugging block

Postscript Second

This is a debugging block

Postscript Third

This is a debugging block

Postscript Fourth

This is a debugging block