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 Scientific Foundations of an Evolutionary Theology

Gloria L. Schaab

in Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195329124
eISBN:
9780199785711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329124.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 2 explores the epic of an evolving universe in order to understand the entities, structures, and processes that disclose the nature, attributes, and purposes of its Creator. This exploration ... More


Weismannism Comes to America: The Factors of Evolution

Trevor Pearce

in Pragmatism's Evolution: Organism and Environment in American Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226719887
eISBN:
9780226720081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720081.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines how both first- and second-cohort pragmatists participated in the debates over the causal factors of evolution that accompanied the reception of August Weismann’s work in the ... More


Physical culturists, masculine ideals, and social hygiene in interwar France

Joan Tumblety

in Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199695577
eISBN:
9780191745072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695577.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses the medical market place represented by the proliferation of get-fit manuals, home gymnasium equipment, and body culture generally. This was a field marked by faith in natural ... More


Lamarckian Historical Romance

Ian Duncan

in Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691175072
eISBN:
9780691194189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175072.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter addresses how the politics of the revolutionary era charged the intellectual debates and institutional rivalries that were agitating the emergent science of the forms of life, centered ... More


The Species Problem Arises

John S. Wilkins

in Species: A History of the Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260856
eISBN:
9780520945074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260856.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

During the so-called eclipse of the Darwinism period, in which neo-Lamarckian ideas overtook Darwin's mechanism of natural selection, species were often thought to be types again. This chapter ... More


Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In 1809—the year of Charles Darwin's birth—Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published Philosophie zoologique, the first comprehensive and systematic theory of biological evolution. The Lamarckian approach ... More


A Very Social Darwinist: Herbert Spencer’s Lamarckian Radicalism

Piers J. Hale

in Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226108490
eISBN:
9780226108520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108520.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Following recent scholarship it is clear that Herbert Spencer was no social Darwinist, rather his Lamarckian politics reflected an appreciation of the radicalism of William Godwin and Erasmus Darwin. ... More


A Postgenomic View

Peter Harries-Jones

in Upside-Down Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The embodiment of difference in patterns of relationship between the organism and its environment is the means through which living forms create their own organization. Morphogenesis, like other ... More


Lamarck, Darwin, and the Contemporary Debate about Levels of Selection

Gabriel Motzkin

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter considers the development of philosophy in the twentieth century. It explains why an engagement with neo-Lamarckism forces us to consider the causal link between multiple ... More


Introduction: Lamarckian Problematics in Historical Perspective

Snait B. Gissis

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents an outline of the history of Lamarckian problematics. It provides a historical narrative of Lamarckism and Darwinism, discussing the ways in which the two are related. The ... More


The Golden Age of Lamarckism, 1866–1926

Sander Gliboff

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter analyzes the golden age of Lamarckism in the period from 1866 until 1926. It focuses on Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919) and his generation, the generation after them, and the rival ... More


The Notions of Plasticity and Heredity among French Neo-Lamarckians (1880–1940): From Complementarity to Incompatibility

Laurent Loison

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter argues that the history of French neo-Lamarckism can be analyzed and structured through two principal notions: plasticity and heredity. It examines the contradictory relationship between ... More


Introduction

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines theater's engagement with evolution from the nineteenth century to the mid-twentienth century. Focusing primarily on British and American drama, it shows how theater provides a ... More


Why Did the Modern Synthesis Give Short Shrift to “Soft Inheritance”?

Adam Wilkins

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents three important reasons why evolutionary biologists dismissed Lamarckism or soft inheritance from the Modern Synthesis. The first is the legacy of adhering to August Weismann's ... More


Final Discussion

Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0041
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter summarizes the main topics discussed in this book. It discusses some important points about Lamarckism and evolutionary biology today, the prevalence and evolutionary ... More


Cladocera

Frederick R. Schram and Stefan Koenemann

in Evolution and Phylogeny of Pancrustacea: A Story of Scientific Method

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780195365764
eISBN:
9780197521854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195365764.003.0046
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The cladocerans, currently thought to contain approximately 630 species, constitute the most speciose and anatomically diverse group within Branchiopoda. Unlike other branchiopods with gonopores ... More


Postgenomic Histories: Margaret Drabble and Jackie Kay

Clare Hanson

in Genetics and the Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198813286
eISBN:
9780191851278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813286.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 explores literary texts which develop postgenomic perspectives. Margaret Drabble’s novel-memoir The Peppered Moth mobilizes neo-Lamarckian theories to challenge neo-Darwinian views of ... More


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