Journal Articles

Schindler, S. and R. Scholl. 2022. Historical Case Studies: the “model organisms” of philosophy of scienceErkenntnis 87: 933–952.

Scholl, R. 2020. Unwarranted Assumptions: Claude Bernard and the growth of the vera causa standardStudies in History and Philosophy of Science 82: 120-130. [PhilSci Archive version]

Novick, A. and R. Scholl. 2020. Presume It Not: True causes in the search for the basis of heredityThe British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 71(1): 59–86. [PhilSci Archive version] [This paper was picked as an Editors’ Choice.]

Scholl, R. 2018. Scenes from a Marriage: On the confrontation model of history and philosophy of science. The Journal of the Philosophy of History 12(2): 212–238. [PhilSci Archive version]

Green, S., M. Șerban, R. Scholl, N. Jones, I. Brigandt, and W. Bechtel. 2018. Network Analyses in Systems Biology: New strategies for dealing with biological complexity. Synthese 195(4): 1751–1777. [PhilSci Archive version]

Scholl, R. 2016. Spot the Difference: Causal contrasts in scientific diagramsStudies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 60: 77–87. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Scholl, R. and K. Nickelsen. 2015. Discovery of Causal Mechanisms: Oxidative phosphorylation and the Calvin-Benson cycleHistory and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 37(2): 180–209. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Scholl, R. 2015. Inference to the Best Explanation in the Catch-22: How much autonomy for Mill’s method of difference? European Journal for Philosophy of Science 5(1):89–110. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Scholl, R. and M. Pigliucci. 2015. The Proximate-Ultimate Distinction and Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Causal irrelevance vs. explanatory abstraction. Biology & Philosophy 30(5): 653–670. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Scholl, R. 2013. Causal Inference, Mechanisms, and the Semmelweis CaseStudies in History and Philosophy of Science 44(1): 66–76. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Scholl, R. and T. Räz. 2013. Modeling Causal Structures: Volterra’s struggle and Darwin’s successEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science 3(1): 115–132. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Scholl, R., J. Marquis, K. Meyer, and D. Schümperli. 2007. Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Position and functional importance of the branch site preceding SMN exon 7RNA Biology 4(1): 34–37.


Sauer, T. and R. Scholl (eds.). 2016. The Philosophy of Historical Case Studies. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. Springer.

Book Chapters

Scholl, R. and T. Räz. 2016. Towards a Methodology for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science. In T. Sauer and R. Scholl (eds.), The Philosophy of Historical Case Studies. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Scholl, R. Confessions of a Complexity Skeptic. 2014. In M. C. Galavotti, D. Dieks, W. J. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, M. Weber (eds.), New Directions in the Philosophy of Science. Springer, pp. 221–234. [PhilSci Archive version.]

Invited Articles

Scholl, R. 2015. Peptische Ulzera und Helicobacter pylori: Wie wir wissen, was wir wissenTherapeutische Umschau 72(7): 475–480.

Book Reviews

Scholl, R. 2019. Review of Jutta Schickore: About Method. Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically. NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 27(1): 107–108.

Scholl, R. 2013. Review of Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology (edited by Alex Rosenberg and Robert Arp)Acta Biotheoretica 61(2): 285–288.

Scholl, R. 2012. Review of Elliot Sober: Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards? Philosophical Essays on Darwin’s Theory. Acta Biotheoretica 60(3): 323–328.

Other Writings

Scholl, R. 2012. Workshop Report: Causality and Mechanisms in Philosophy of Science, 24–25 NovemberThe Reasoner 6(3): 41–42.

Scholl, R. 2010. Commentary on Paolo Rossi Monti. In Balzan Prizewinners, Interdisciplinary Forum 2009. Milano: Fondazione Internazionale Premio E. Balzan.