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French Vital Materialism

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The stimulus of French vital materialism was decisive in provoking key developments in German life-science. The paradigm shift associated with the ideas of Buffon, Maupertuis, Diderot and La Mettrie ... More


The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

John H. Zammito

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This study traces the gestation of German biology from the debate about organism between Stahl and Leibniz to the formulation of developmental morphology in the era of Kielmeyer and Schelling. Over ... More


Taking Up the French Challenge: The German Response

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At mid-century Germans were confronted directly with French vital materialism by the presence in Berlin of Maupertuis and La Mettrie and by the translation of Buffon’s Histoire naturelle into German. ... More


Schopenhauer’s Musical Ecology

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 3, “Schopenhauer’s Musical Ecology,” takes its inspiration from the philosopher’s comparison of the registers of polyphonic musical textures (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) to the “grades” ... More


Beyond the Binary: Transforming Ecologies in Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Rural Hours and Celia Thaxter’s Among the Isle of Shoals

Jillmarie Murphy

in Gendered Ecologies: New Materialist Interpretations of Women Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979046
eISBN:
9781789629705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979046.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Claude Lévi-Strauss’s theory of binary opposition considers oppositional categories as a fundamental effect of human cognition. Humans, Lévi-Strauss argues, structure the world and their existence in ... More


Towards the ‘good life’: alternative visions of learning, love and life-itself

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The argument of this chapter is that alternative learning spaces offer alternative versions and visions of life-itself. That is, they do not just proffer alternative approaches to education, but to ... More


The Gestation of German Biology

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There is need for history of eighteenth-century biology, especially concerning German developments in that era. German approaches to the life sciences have suffered continual disparagement by ... More


Woolf’s Floating Monkeys and Whirling Women

Carrie Rohman

in Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190604400
eISBN:
9780190604431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604400.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers two of Virginia Woolf’s most experimental texts, her Nurse Lugton story for children and her novel The Waves. The first catalogues an awareness of the way that a writer’s ... More


Meteorology, Embodiment, and Environment in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mary Thomas Crane

in Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852742
eISBN:
9780191887109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852742.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream represent agents of meteorology, the branch of natural philosophy that explained the unruly and impermanent world of elements that existed below ... More


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