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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


Early discourse on eugenics within transnational anarchism, 1890–1920

Richard Cleminson

in Anarchism and Eugenics: An Unlikely Convergence, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526124463
eISBN:
9781526146663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124463.00006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In Chapter Three, the reception of early eugenic ideas within the anarchist movements of England, France, Portugal, Spain and Argentina over the years 1890-1920 is discussed against the backdrop of ... More


Adaptable Ancestors: Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The high level of plasticity shown by children today was also a feature of our forechildren. Experiences early in life can modify the morphology or behavior of an animal and result in new pressures ... More


Eugenics and the Production of Good Natural Character

Mariska Leunissen

in From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190602215
eISBN:
9780190602239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602215.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 takes up Aristotle’s theory of eugenics, which encourages lawgivers not to leave the birth of offspring in their cities up to chance, but to put policies in place that promote the birth of ... More


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