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Historical Summary and Conclusions

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/9780520260856.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book considers the historical and several philosophical and biological claims about the species concept. From Aristotle through to the end of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the notion of ... More


Prologue

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/9780520260856.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book traces some of the main pre-biology and early biology historical accounts of species, beginning in the Western tradition with Plato and Aristotle. The essentialist view derived from Plato ... More


Species: A History of the Idea

John Wilkins

Daniel Doak (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260856
eISBN:
9780520945074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260856.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The complex idea of “species” has evolved over time, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This work takes a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from ... More


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