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The Work of Biological Individuality: Concepts and Contexts

Scott Lidgard and Lynn K. Nyhart

in Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Why are there so many concepts of biological individuality? This chapter shows that a wide range of definitional criteria of individuality has been integral to biological studies for at least 170 ... More


Alternation of Generations and Individuality, 1851

Lynn K. Nyhart and Scott Lidgard

in Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Alternation of generations historically referred to the phenomenon in which an organism asexually produced offspring that did not resemble itself; these offspring then sexually produced a new ... More


Distrust That Particular Intuition: Resilient Essentialisms and Empirical Challenges in the History of Biological Individuality

James Elwick

in Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There seem to be three intuitions about biological individuality that are held in western culture. This paper calls these intuitions about essences anatomical essentialism, physiological ... More


Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Scott Lidgard and Lynn K. Nyhart (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides an interdisciplinary exploration of biological individuality, by identifying leading and less familiar perceptions of individuality, what they are good for, and in what contexts. ... More


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