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As concepções evolutivas de Robert Chambers no Vestiges of the natural history of creation (1844) (2014)

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Published anonymously in 1844, the book Vestiges of the natural history of creation (Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation) triggered one of the fiercest public discussions that occurred during the nineteenth century. Its author, Robert Chambers (1802-1871), defended the transmutation of living beings. The purpose of this article is to discuss some "evolutionary" concepts present in this work. This research led to the conclusion that Chambers proposed that the transmutation of species occurs through natural laws, slow and progressive manner. Following the empiricist tradition, sought to corroborate their ideas through evidence from the fossil record, as the knowledge of the time. We believe that the low acceptance of the proposed Chambers was mainly due to non-epistemic factors. Keywords : history of evolution; Chambers, Robert; natural laws; Progress Robert Chambers' evolutionary conceptions in Vestiges of the natural history of creation (1844) Abstract : The book Vestiges of the natural history of creation was published anonymously in 1844 It sparked one of the 19th century hardest public discussions. Its author, Robert Chambers (1802-1871), advocated the transmutation of the Living Beings and the origin of new species by natural causes. The aim of this paper is to discuss some "evolutionary" ideas Which are present in this work. This research led to the Conclusion que Chambers Theproposed and slow the progressive transmutation of species through the action of natural laws. Following the empiricist trend present in que team, he tried to corroborate his conceptions through evolutionary got some evidence from the knowledge of the fossil record. Besides que low acceptance of the Chamber's proposal was Mainly due to non-epistemic factors.

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Authors & Contributors
Secord, James A.
Schwartz, Joel S.
MacPherson, Ryan Cameron
Lynch, John M.
Alexander V. Khramov
Ebbatson, Roger
Journals
Journal of the History of Biology
Victorian Newsletter
British Journal for the History of Science
Book History
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
University of Wisconsin at Madison
University of Notre Dame
Pickering & Chatto
University of Oklahoma
Concepts
Evolution
Printing
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Biology
Science and religion
Science and literature
People
Chambers, Robert
Tennyson, Alfred, Lord
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Wallace, Alfred Russel
Vogt, Karl
Newton, Isaac
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19th century
18th century
17th century
16th century
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Great Britain
United States
Scotland
Sweden
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Geological Society of London
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