1. Veit, W. (Manucript). Health, Agency, and the Evolution of Consciousness. Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. Manuscript in preparation. (see here for details)


  1. Veit, W. and Browning, H. (2020). Two Kinds of Conceptual Engineering. Preprint.


  1. Browning, H. & Veit, W. (2021). The Measurement Problem of Consciousness. Philosophical Topics.
  2. Schlaile, M.P., Veit, W., & Boudry, M. (forthcoming). Memes. In K. Dopfer, R.R. Nelson, J. Potts, & A. Pyka (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Evolutionary Economics. London: Routledge.
  3. Veit, W. (2021). Dennett and Spinoza. Australasian Philosophical Review.
  4. Veit, W. (2021). The Evolution of Knowledge during the Cambrian Explosion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  5. Veit, W. & Browning, H. (forthcoming). Ethics of Mixed Martial Arts. In Holt, J. & Ramsay, M. (Ed.), The Philosophy of Mixed Martial Arts: Squaring the Octagon. Routledge.
  6. Browning, H. & Veit, W. (2021). Why are We Here? Evangelion and the Desperate Search for Meaning in Life. In  Cotton, C. & Winters, A.M. (eds.) Neon Genesis Evangelion and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
  7. Veit, W. (2021). Experimental Philosophy of Medicine and the Concepts of Health and Disease. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.


  1. Veit, W. & Ney, M. (2021) Metaphors in Arts and Science. European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 11(44). [Download]
  2. Veit, W. & Spurrett, D. (2021). Evolving Resolve. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 44, E56. [Download]
  3. Browning, H. & Veit, W. (2021). Freedom and Animal Welfare. Animals. 11(4), 1148. [Download]
  4. Veit, W. (2021). Review of Nancy Cartwright’s Nature, the Artful Modeler: Lectures on Laws, Science, How Nature Arranges the World and How We Can Arrange It Better. Philosophy of Science 88(2), 366-369. [Download]
  5. Veit, W. (2021). Model Diversity and the Embarrassment of Riches. Journal of Economic Methodology. [Download]
  6. Veit, W. & Browning, H. (2021). Phenomenology Applied to Animal Health and Suffering. In S. Ferrarello (Ed.), Phenomenology of Bioethics: Technoethics and Lived-Experience, pp. 73-88. Springer, Cham. [Download]
  7. Veit, W. (2021). Does Birth Matter? Journal of Medical Ethics. [Download]
  8. Browning, H. & Veit, W. (2021). Evolutionary Biology Meets Consciousness: Essay Review of Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka’s The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul. Biology & Philosophy, 36(5). [Download]
  9. Earp, B.D., et al. (2021). Racial Justice Requires Ending the War on Drugs. The American Journal of Bioethics 1-29. [Download]
  10. Veit, W. (2021). Biological Normativity: A New Hope for Naturalism? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy [Download]


  1. Veit, W., Brown, R. & Earp, B.D. (2020). In science we trust? Being honest about the limits of medical research during COVID-19. American Journal of Bioethics. [Download]
  2. Chapman, R. & Veit, W. (2020). “The essence of autism: fact or artefact?” Molecular Psychiatry [Download]
  3. Veit, W., Earp, B.D., Faber, N., Bostrom, N., Caouette, J., Mannino, A., Caviola, L., Sandberg, A. & Savulescu, J. (2020). Recognizing the Diversity of Cognitive Enhancements. AJOB Neuroscience, 11(4), 250-253, [Download]
  4. Veit, W. & Browning, H. (2020). Why Socio-Political Beliefs Trump Individual Morality: An Evolutionary Perspective. AJOB Neuroscience, 11(4), 290-292. [Download]
  5. Veit, W. & Browning, H. (2020). Perspectival pluralism for animal welfare. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11(9). [Download]
  6. Veit, W., Savulescu, J., Hunter, D., Earp, B.D. & Wilkinson, D. (2020). Are Generational Welfare Trades Always Unjust? The American Journal of Bioethics 20(9), 70-72. [Download]
  7. Browning, B. & Veit, W. (2020). Confined Freedom and Free Confinement: The Ethics of Captivity in Life of Pi. In Á. T. Bogár and R. S. Szigethy (Eds.), Critical Insights: Life of Pi, pp. 119–134. Salem Press. [Download]
  8. Veit, W. & Huebner, B. (2020). Drawing the boundaries of animal sentience. Animal Sentience 29(13). [Download]
  9. Browning, H. & Veit, W. (2020). Improving invertebrate welfare. Animal Sentience 29(4). [Download]
  10. New England Anti-Vivisection Society, et al. (2020). Petition to Include Cephalopods as “Animals” Deserving of Humane Treatment under the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Clinic, 1–30. [Download]
  11. Browning, H. & Veit, W. (2020). Is Humane Slaughter Possible? Animals10(5), 799. [Download]
  12. Chapman, R. & Veit, W. (2020). Representing the Autism SpectrumThe American Journal of Bioethics 20(4), 46–48. [Download]


  1. Veit, W., Dewhurst, J., Dołega, K., Jones, M., Stanley, S., Frankish, K. & Dennett, D.C. (2019). The Rationale of Rationalization Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43, e53. [Download]
  2. Veit, W. (2019). Model Pluralism. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 50(2), 91–114. [Download]
  3. Veit, W. (2019). Modeling Morality. In L. Magnani, A. Nepomuceno, F. Salguero, C. Barés and M. Fontane (eds), Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology, Springer, 83-102. [Download]
  4. Veit, W. (2019). Evolution of multicellularity: cheating done right. Biology & Philosophy, 34(34). [Download]


  1. Veit, W. (2018). Existential Nihilism: The Only Really Serious Philosophical Problem. Journal of Camus Studies 2018: 211-236. [Download]
  2. Veit, W. (2018). Enhancement Technologies and Inequality. In Saborido, C., Oms, S. & González de Prado, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the IX Conference of the Spanish Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science: 471-476. [Download]
  3. Veit, W. (2018). Cognitive Enhancement and the Threat of Inequality. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 2: 404–410. [Download]
  4. Veit, W. (2018). Procreative Beneficence and Genetic Enhancement. KRITERION – Journal of Philosophy 32(1):75-92. [Download]

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