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Plus ça change

Henry Plotkin

in Evolutionary Worlds without End

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199544950
eISBN:
9780191594366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.003.002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Whether everything changes or whether everything stays the same is one of the key issues in the history of philosophy The philosophy of change from Heraclitus to Kant is briefly described. The ... More


Historicizing the Synthesis: Critical Insights and Pivotal Moments in the Long History of Evolutionary Theory

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

in The Theory of Evolution: Principles, Concepts, and Assumptions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226671024
eISBN:
9780226671338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226671338.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This paper focuses on pivotal moments in the long history of evolutionary biology in the way of understanding some of the major developments leading to the synthetic theory of evolution. It tracks ... More


The Route to Crystal Structure Determination

André Authier

in Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659845
eISBN:
9780191748219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659845.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter recalls the early developments of X-ray crystallography and how it spread throughout the world, and the first theoretical and experimental investigations that led to the determination of ... More


The Initiator of the Evolutionary Synthesis: Historians and Scientists Weigh In

in Shaping Science with Rhetoric: The Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrodinger, and Wilson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226099064
eISBN:
9780226099088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099088.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A study of the history of ideas during this period shows that the differences in scientific approach between these two groups paralleled a difference in commitment to particular evolutionary ... More


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