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Title Vitalism and the scientific image in post-enlightenment life science, 1800-2010 / Sebastian Normandin, Charles T. Wolfe, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Series History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences, 2211-1948 ; v. 2
History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences ; v. 2.
Contents Vitalism and the Scientific Image: An Introduction -- Sebastian Normandin, Charles T. Wolfe -- Revisiting Vitalist Themes in Nineteenth-Century Science -- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and the Place of Irritability in the History of Life and Death / Guido Giglioni -- Rethinking Organic Vitality in Germany at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century / Joan Steigerwald -- The "Novel of Medicine" / Juan Rigoli -- Life and the Mind in Nineteenth-Century Britain / Sean Dyde -- Twentieth-Century Debates on Vitalism in Science and Philosophy -- Vitalism Versus Emergent Materialism / Brian Garrett -- Life as an Emergent Phenomenon: From an Alternative to Vitalism to an Alternative to Reductionism / Christophe Malaterre -- Wilhelm Reich: Vitalism and Its Discontents / Sebastian Normandin -- Vitalism and Teleology in Kurt Goldstein's Organismic Approach / Chiara E. Ferrario, Luigi Corsi -- The Origins of Georges Canguilhem's 'Vitalism': Against the Anthropology of Irritation / Giuseppe Bianco -- Vitalism and Contemporary Biological Developments -- Homeostasis and the Forgotten Vitalist Roots of Adaptation / J. Scott Turner -- Unanticipated Trends Stemming from Initial Events in the History of Cell Culture: Vitalism in 2013? / Carlos Sonnenschein, David Lee, Jonathan Nguyen, Ana M. Soto -- Varieties of Living Things: Life at the Intersection of Lineage and Metabolism / John Dupré, Maureen A. O'Malley -- Addressing the Vitalist's Challenge to Mechanistic Science: Dynamic Mechanistic Explanation / William Bechtel
Summary 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
Analysis Philosophy (General)
Science -- History
Biological models
Philosophy of Biology
Systems Biology
History of Science
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Vitalism -- History
Life sciences -- Philosophy -- History
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Life sciences -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Normandin, Sebastien, 1970-
Wolfe, Charles T.
ISBN 9789400724457