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“Mass Migration” and Technologies of Gene Manipulation

Doogab Yi

in The Recombinant University: Genetic Engineering and the Emergence of Stanford Biotechnology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226143835
eISBN:
9780226216119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226216119.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 examines these changing dynamics, and the scientific and political genealogy of recombinant DNA technology. I argue that recombinant DNA technology derived from particular experimental ... More


Therapeutic Evolution or Revolution? Metaphors and Their Consequences

David S. Jones

in Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Evolution and revolution are both models of change over time. It is easy to see the appeal of a claim of revolution for scientists and for their historians: it pronounces a radical break from the ... More


Life: Genesis of a Metaphysical Paradigm

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Examines the emergence and the metaphysical meaning of “autonomous life” in the fields of philosophy (Kant, Fichte, Schelling) and of biology (from Darwin to Dawkins), then explaining where, why and ... More


Introduction: “Sweet Science”

Amanda Jo Goldstein

in Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458441
eISBN:
9780226458588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226458588.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Departing from the surprising allusion to De rerum natura hidden in Blake’s phrase “sweet Science,” this chapter introduces readers to the biological, philosophical, literary, and disciplinary ... More


Introduction

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred D. Laubichler

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In the 1920s, a group of American biologists decided to initiate a new project: the creation of a comprehensive cytology textbook with individual chapters from many of the leaders in the field, most ... More


Us: On the Use and Abuse of Life for History

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Considers the repercussions of such a metaphysical framework in political history, with special emphasis on Nazism and contemporary trends in political theory and practices


Chance in Evolution

Grant Ramsey and Charles H. Pence (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401744
eISBN:
9780226401911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary biology since Darwin has seen a dramatic entrenchment and elaboration of the role of chance in evolution. It is nearly impossible to discuss contemporary evolutionary theory in any depth ... More


Modernity: The Threshold of Autonomy

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Considers the emergence and the meaning of “autonomy” in modern philosophy, by paying special attention to the Kantian turn and its aftermath.


A Savage Ontology

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The underlying idea is that “life” is a metaphysical notion, not a scientific one, and that this notion has permeated both the European and the Anglophone traditions of thought


What Does Sensing Depend On?: Transduction, Energy, and the Meeting of Worlds

Kriti Sharma

in Interdependence: Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265527
eISBN:
9780823266913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265527.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Two assumptions regarding standard views of sensing are examined: first, that some things can become the organism (i.e., can be assimilated into the organism) while others must always remain ... More


Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan

G. Clinton Godart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858513
eISBN:
9780824873639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858513.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine demonstrates that evolutionary theory was never passively accepted, but played active and controversial roles in modern Japanese thought. Evolutionary theory was ... More


Life: A Modern Invention

Davide Tarizzo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The word “biology” was first used to describe the scientific study of life in 1802, and as Davide Tarizzo demonstrates, our understanding of what being alive means is an equally recent invention. ... More


Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Leif Weatherby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ reconstructs Romantic Organology, a discourse that German Romantics developed by combining scientific and philosophical discourses about biological function and ... More


The Organ of the Soul: Vitalist Metaphysics and the Literalization of the Organ

Leif Weatherby

in Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

“Organ” was first literalized in German in the 1780s, but this literalization came just as the life sciences re-introduced seemingly atavistic metaphysical questions, especially on the topics of a ... More


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