If you are interested in reviewing a book for the ASEBL site, please contact the editor, Gregory F. Tague. Reviews will be written by experts in the field who should hold a doctorate. We are very selective about what will get reviewed, and we prefer to review books that (working within the aims and scope of the journal) fall into the general category of evolutionary studies, environmental ethics, or animal studies. Reviews should not use any footnoting software of any kind (and any notes or bibliography would simply be listed at the end without using such end-noting software). Reviews should not exceed 2,500 words. We do not provide review copies of books.
Each Review is a Copyrighted work - All Rights Reserved

This list does not include reviews by Prof. Tague of a "literary" nature, many of which can be found at the site of Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (a journal which has ceased publication), here

2 April 2015. Some older reviews were removed and worked into my book Evolution and Human Culture at the request of that series editor (Brill, 2016).  here 

Lisa Zunshine, editor. Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2010. Paperback. 400 pgs. ISBN: 9780801894886. $35.00US [9 July 2012 by Gregory F. Tague]

Edward O. Wilson. The Social Conquest of Earth. NY: Liveright/Norton, 2012. Hardcover 352 pgs. ISBN: 978-0871404138. $27.95US [9 September 2012 by Wendy Galgan]

Dennis L. Krebs. The Origins of Morality: An Evolutionary Account. Oxford: OUP, 2011. ISBN: 978-0199778232. Hardcover. $49.49US [1 November 2012 by Gregory F. Tague]

Christopher Boehm. Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame. NY: Basic Books, 2012. ISBN: 978-0465020485. Hardcover. $28.99US [27 December 2012 by Gregory F. Tague]

Christof Koch. Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780262017497. $24.95US - AND, Lisa Zunshine. Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us About Culture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2012. ISBN: 9781421406169. $29.95US [19 January 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Mark Pagel. Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind. NY: Norton, 2012. ISBN: 978-0393065879. Hardcover. $29.95US [18 February 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Patricia Churchland. Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2011. ISBN: 978-0691156347. Hardcover. $24.95US [11 April 2013 by Eric Luttrell]

Frans de Waal. The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates. NY: Norton, 2013. ISBN: 978-0393073775. Hardcover. $27.95US [1 July 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Alex Mesoudi. Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory Can Explain Human Culture and Synthesize the Social Sciences. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2011. ISBN: 978-0226520445. Paper. $27.50US [18 August 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Jared Diamond. The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? NY: Viking, 2012. ISBN: 978-0670024810. Hardcover. $36US [27 August 2013 by Eric Platt]

Paul B. Armstrong. How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2013. ISBN: 978-1421410029. Hardcover. $49.95US [12 November 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

G. Gabrielle Starr. Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0262019316. Hardcover. $25.00US [26 December 2013 by Gregory F. Tague]

Joshua Greene. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them. NY: Penguin, 2013. ISBN: 978-1594202605. Hardcover. $29.95US [8 March 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]

Peter Swirski. From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2013. ISBN: 978-0773542952. Hardcover. 19.99 Pounds. [20 March 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]

Gary Hatfield and Holly Pittman, eds. Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2013. ISBN: 9781934536490. Hardcover. $69.95US [29 May 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]

Hilary Putnam, Susan Neiman, Jeffrey P. Schloss, eds. Understanding Moral Sentiments: Darwinian Perspectives. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-1412853965. Hardcover. $54.95US [13 June 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]

Michael Tomasello, A Natural History of Human Thinking. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2014. ISBN: 9780674724778. Hardcover. $35US [27 June 2014 by Gregory F. Tague]

Kristen Shepherd-Barr, Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett. NY: Columbia UP, 2015. [8 November by Gregory F. Tague]

Carole Brooks Platt. In Their Right Minds: The Lives and Shared Practices of Poetic Geniuses. Imprint Academic, 2015. ISBN: 978-1845407896. $29.90. [19 December 2015 by Gregory F. Tague]

Tone Roald. The Subject of Aesthetics: APsychology of Art and Experience. Leiden: Brill, 2015. $57US. ISBN: 978-9004308718.  Alva NoĆ«. Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature. NY: Hill and Wang, 2015. $28US. ISBN: 978-0809089178. [12 January 2016 by Gregory F. Tague]

Todd E. Feinberg and Jon M. Mallatt. The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Created Experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016. [6 July 2016 by Gregory F. Tague]

Colin McGinn. Inborn Knowledge: The Mystery Within. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015. [31 December 2016 by Gregory F. Tague]

David Livingstone Smith, ed. How Biology Shapes Philosophy. Cambridge: CUP, 2017. [28 June 2017 by Gregory F. Tague]

Kevin N. Laland. Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton: PUP, 2017. [2 August 2017 by Gregory F. Tague]

Stephen T. Asma. The Evolution of Imagination. University of Chicago Press, 2017. [3 January 2018 by Gregory F. Tague]

Laurent Dubreuil and Sue Savage-Rumbaugh. Dialogues on the Human Ape. University of Minnesota Press, 2019. [25 January 2019 by Gregory F. Tague]

Mark Rowlands. Can Animals Be Persons? Oxford University Press, 2019. [30 June 2019 by Carlo Alvaro]

Jan Deckers. Animal (De)liberation: Should the Consumption of Animal Products be Banned? Ubiquity Press, 2016. [3 August 2019 by Carlo Alvaro]

David Wood. Thinking Plant Animal Human: Encounters with Communities of Difference. University of Minnesota Press, 2020. [3 August 2020 by Gregory F. Tague]

Debra Rosenman, ed. The Chimpanzee Chronicles. Wild Soul Press, 2020. [5 August 2020 by Gregory F. Tague]

Eva Meijer. When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy. NYU Press, 2019. [Summer 2020 by Gregory F. Tague]

Marjolein Oele. E-Co-Affectivity: Exploring Pathos at Life's Material Interfaces. SUNY Press, 2020. [1 December 2020 by Gregory F. Tague]

Carlo Alvaro. Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of the Human Diet. Routledge, 2020. [Fall 2020 by Gregory F. Tague]

Lesley Newson and Peter Richerson. A Story of Us: A New Look at Human Evolution. Oxford University Press, 2021. [1 May 2021 by Gregory F. Tague]

Isabel Rimanoczy. The Sustainability Mindset Principles. Routledge, 2021. [2 July 2021 by Gregory F. Tague] 

Barbara J. King. Animals' Best Friends. U. Chicago Press, 2021 [1 August 2021 by Gregory F. Tague] 

Eva Meijer. Bird Cottage. Pushkin Press, 2021. [1 September 2021 by Gregory F. Tague]

Chris Herzfeld. Wattana: An Orangutan in Paris. U. Chicago P., 2016 [1 November 2021 by Gregory F. Tague]

Baptiste Morizot. On the Animal Trail. Polity, 2021. [1 December 2021 by Gregory F. Tague]

J. David Archibald. Charles Darwin. Reaktion Books, 2021. [1 February 2022 by Gregory F. Tague]

April Nowell. Growing Up In the Ice Age. Oxbow Books, 2021. [4 May 2022 by Gregory F. Tague]

Emanuele Coccia. Metamorphoses. Polity, 2021. [13 June 2022 by Gregory F. Tague]

Carol Gigliotti. The Creative Lives of Animals. NYU Press, 2022. [1 September 2022 by Gregory F. Tague]

Alice Crary and Lori Gruen. Animal Crisis: A New Critical Theory. Polity, 2022. [1 November 2022 by Gregory F. Tague]

Victor Kumar and Richmond Campbell. A Better Ape: The Evolution of the Moral Mind and How It Made Us Human.  Oxford UP, 2022. [1 February 2023 by Gregory F. Tague]

Martha C. Nussbaum. Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility. Simon and Schuster, 2022. [1 March 2023 by Gregory F. Tague]

Vincent Zonca, Lichens: Toward a Minimal Resistance. Polity Press, 2023. [1 April 2023 by Gregory F. Tague]

Lisa Kemmerer, Oppressive Liberation: Sexism in Animal Activism. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2023. [1 June 2023 by Gregory F. Tague]

Kendra Coulter, Defending Animals: Finding Hope on the Front Lines of Animal Protection. MIT Press, 2023. [1 December 2023 by Gregory F. Tague]

Melanie Challenger, ed. Animal Dignity: Philosophical Reflections on Non-Human Existence. Bloomsbury Academic, 2024. [1 April 2024 by Gregory F. Tague]