Book ID: CBB816518126

La philosophie de la biologie avant la biologie: Une histoire du vitalisme (2019)

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Wolfe, Charles T. (Author)


Classiques Garnier


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 514
Language: French

"Ce travail émane d'un double constat initial : d'une part, que le matérialisme "classique" des XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles fut moins un prolongement d'une approche mécaniste désincarnée, qu'une reconnaissance de la nature même du corps vivant, et d'autre part, que les doctrines vitalistes de cette même période, notamment au sein de l'École de Montpellier, ne ressemblent (quasiment) en rien à une métaphysique des forces vitales extra-naturelles qu'on a pu imaginer par la suite. Tant le matérialisme que le vitalisme cherchent à saisir les déplacements scientifiques postérieurs à la Révolution Scientifique, qui aboutissent - sans parcours linéaire ou nécessité historique particulière - à l'apparition d'une science nommée "biologie" à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. L'analyse se poursuit autour de la "biophilosophie" au XXe siècle."--Page 4 of cover This work presents the materialism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as the opposite of a metaphysics of vital forces imagined later. Both materialism and vitalism seek to capture the scientific shifts that followed the scientific revolution, culminating in "biology" at the end of the eighteenth century.

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Authors & Contributors
Andrietti, Francesco
Chang, Ku-ming
Chang, Ku-Ming (Kevin)
Dames, Nicholas
Erlingsson, Steindór J.
Giglioni, Guido Maria
Journals
Journal of the History of Biology
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Science in Context
Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal
HOPOS
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Publishers
University of Chicago
Columbia University
Cortina Editore
Springer Nature
Concepts
Vitalism
Materialism
Biology
Mechanism; mechanical philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy of biology
People
Hobbes, Thomas
Stahl, Georg Ernst
Becher, Johann Joachim
Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich
Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle
Conway, Anne
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
Modern
Places
Europe
Great Britain
Iceland
France
Germany
Institutions
Université de Montpellier
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.)
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