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As funções de um cérebro darwinista: Guedes Cabral e o evolucionismo de Funções do cérebro (1876) (2013)


The book Funções do cérebro (Workings of the brain), by physician Domingos Guedes Cabral, is recognized as one of the first Brazilian works to defend Darwinist theories. In light of the need for more studies on the reception of evolutionism in Brazil, the article investigates this book in an effort to reveal how Guedes Cabral used evolutionism in his argumentation and to reveal the purpose of his arguments within a historical context. Findings indicate that Guedes Cabral relied on evolutionism as part of both an ideological project and an incipient eugenic theory, later developed in the early twentieth century.

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Authors & Contributors
Glick, Thomas F.
Domingues, Heloisa Maria Bertol
Sá, Magali Romero
Puig-Samper, Miguel Angel
Ruiz, Rosaura
Cuddy, Lois A.
Journal of the History of Biology
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Science and Education
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Kluwer Academic
Bucknell University Press
Editora Fiocruz
University of Chicago Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Science and race
Social Darwinism
Darwin, Charles Robert
London, Jack
Howells, William Dean
Ward, Lester Frank
Ernst, Max
Böcklin, Arnold
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
Progressive Era (1890s-1920s)
Great Britain
United States
South America

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