Paulo organized a collection of papers in the philosophy of biology written by various Latin American philosophers and biologists. This collection spans the main topics that are being currently pursued in the philosophy of biology. It will be published initially in Portuguese (a Spanish version is under consideration). Paulo co-authored a paper on Richerson and Boyd’s dual inheritance theory of human evolution. The preliminary results of this research was presented in the 2008 Fellows’ Conference, and the 2007 and the 2009 ISHPSSB Conferences, among others.
Paulo Abrantes recently published two books: Method and Science: a philosophical approach (BH: Fino Traço, 2014) and Images of nature, Images of science (RJ: EdUERJ, 2016). The latter is the second edition, revised and significantly extended, of his 1998 book on the history of science. The former is a book on the philosophy of science, focused on methodological topics. They have both been published in Portuguese.
Paulo also organized a multilingual special issue on Human evolution of a Brazilian journal, Ciência & Ambiente (vol. 48, 2014). He contributed with two papers for this issue: “Nature and Culture” and “Conflict and cooperation and in human evolution”.