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O cérebro progressivo de Domingos Guedes Cabral: usos do Darwinismo no Brasil em fins do século XIX (2014)


In recent years there has been a revival of academic interest about the character of Dominic Guedes Cabral (1852-1883) and his doctoral thesis in 1876 transformed into a book, Functions of the brain , work considered materialist, positivist, and especially evolutionary. According Therezinha Collichio, underlying functions of the brain was next to the doctoral thesis of the Sylvio Romero, the most important text on the evolution of the generation of 1870 in Brazil. The objective of this work is to present how, in the book in question, Cabral articulates a concept of physiological brain to Darwinian notion of common origin to argue that the degenerate brain of the insane and criminals can, over time, be regenerated. On this journey, Cabral denies that there is any discovered in brain function that identifies with what generations understood and understand how soul. Therefore not fit to Law and Jurisprudence arbitrate on the criminal behavior of inmates or alienated, but to Medicine.

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Authors & Contributors
Sá, Magali Romero
Hesketh, Ian
Glick, Thomas F.
Domingues, Heloisa Maria Bertol
Stefano G. Bertani
Oliveira, Almir Leal de
Journal of the History of Biology
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
New Books Network Podcast
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
University of Pittsburgh Press
Pickering & Chatto
Kluwer Academic
Fundo Mackenzie de Pesquisa
Editora Fiocruz
Human evolution
Science and culture
Darwin, Charles Robert
Branner, John Casper
Dretske, Fred
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monet de
Dobzhansky, Theodosius
Wilberforce, Samuel
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
21st century
18th century
Great Britain
South America
Belfast, Ireland

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