Book ID: CBB001213190

Vitalism and the Scientific Image in Post-Enlightenment Life Science, 1800--2010 (2013)


Normandin, Sebastian (Editor)
Wolfe, Charles T. (Editor)


Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: vi + 377 pp.
Language: English

Vitalism is understood as impacting the history of the life sciences, medicine and philosophy, representing an epistemological challenge to the dominance of mechanism over the last 200 years, and partly revived with organicism in early theoretical biology. The contributions in this volume portray the history of vitalism from the end of the Enlightenment to the modern day, suggesting some reassessment of what it means both historically and conceptually. As such it includes a wide range of material, employing both historical and philosophical methodologies, and it is divided fairly evenly betwee

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Authors & Contributors
Bernardi, Massimo
John A. McCarthy
Menegon, Michele
Donohue, Christopher R.
Simon-Stickley, Anna
Marco Castellari
British Journal for the History of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Science in Context
Science and Education
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Springer Nature
W. W. Norton & Co.
University of Nebraska Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Science and culture
Science and literature
Stahl, Georg Ernst
Spemann, Hans
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Müller, Johannes Peter
Mayr, Ernst
Loeb, Jacques
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
21st century
18th century
20th century, early
United States
Cambridge (England)

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