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A argumentação darwiniana em A origem das espécies: de casos específicos a princípios gerais (2013)


This study aims to reconstruct part of the argument of Charles Darwin in The origin of species. First, his explanation will be examined on specific cases, such as the origin and differentiation of races of the domestic pigeon. Hereafter, will be performed a review of the Darwinian argument about empirical regularities, as the distribution patterns and variation of organisms. Finally, Darwin's explanation on general principles will be analyzed, such as the relations of animals and plants in the struggle for existence and the principle of divergence of character, explaining its relationship with the principle of natural selection. Darwin's arguments are clearly structured in premises and conclusion. Furthermore, will be considered his philosophical assumptions and his use of argumentative strategies for purposes of persuasion. Keywords: argumentative strategies; Darwin, Charles; empirical regularities; principle of divergence

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Authors & Contributors
Mazzeo, Marco
De Biasi, Marius
Voss, Julia
Secord, James A.
Ruse, Michael
Roberts, Jon H.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal of Cambridge Studies
Archives of Natural History
19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Universitat de València
Oxford University Press
Harvard University Press
Duke University Press
Human evolution
Science and religion
Natural selection
Science and society
Darwin, Charles Robert
Dewey, John
Mueller, Ferdinand, Baron von
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
Great Britain

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