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Interactions between Social and Biological Thinking: The Case of Lamarck (2009)


Lamarck's perspective on change within the organic world, in particular his conception of la marche de la nature, (`transformism', `evolution'), crystallized during the last decade of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th. I argue that it should be viewed as resulting in part from interactions with, and transfers from, the social thought---modes of thinking, ways of conceptualizing, models, metaphors and analogies---of the decades before the French revolution and of the revolutionary decade itself. Moreover, Lamarck's involvement with the new institutional frameworks initiated during the revolutionary period had brought him into direct contacts with the then prevalent modes of discourse on things social.

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Authors & Contributors
Gissis, Snait B.
Adkins, Gregory Matthew
Bandinelli, Angela
Barney, Richard A.
Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette
Camós, Agustí
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Intellectual History Review
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal of the History of Biology
Actes Sud
Harvard University Press
Presses Universitaires de France
Science and society
French Revolution of 1789
Science and politics
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monet de
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Burke, Edmund
Cuvier, Georges
Degérando, Joseph-Marie
Durkheim, Émile
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
21st century
Great Britain
North Africa
Levant and Near East
Académie Royale des Sciences (France)

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