Eva Jablonka has a Ph.D in Genetics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Her post-Doctoral studies were in the Philosophy of Science, and in Developmental Genetics. She is a professor in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv.
Her main interest is the understanding of evolution, especially evolution that is driven by non-genetic hereditary variations, and in the evolutionary transition to phenomenal consciousness. The co-authored books listed below examine and discuss some of these issues.Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb (1995) Epigenetic Inheritance and Evolution – The Lamarckian Dimension. Oxford University Press; Avital E. and Jablonka E. (2000) Animal Traditions: Behavioural Inheritance in Evolution. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press; Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb (2005) Evolution in Four Dimensions. Genetic Epigenetic, Behavioral and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life. MIT Press. Her most recent book was co-edited with Snait B. Gissis Transformations of Lamarckism: from Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology MIT Press.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Human Experiencing
A response to “What does it mean to be human?”
- Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life
In this book, Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb argue that there is more to heredity than genes. They trace four inheritance systems that play a role in evolution.