Subject: Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern

Subject: Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern

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Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

|9780822945536|Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800|Attempts to distinguish a science of life at the turn of the nineteenth century faced a number of challenges. A central difficulty was clearly demarcating the living from the nonliving experimentally and conceptually. The more closely the boundaries between organic and inorganic phenomena were examined, the more they expanded and thwarted any clear delineation. Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life traces the debates surrounding the first articulations of a science of life in a variety of texts and practices centered on German contexts. Joan Steigerwald examines the experiments on the processes of organic vitality, such…

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A Book that Shook the World

|9780822950080|Essays on Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species|This collection features five essays from noted theologians, philosophers, geneticists, and biologists who discuss the sweeping impact of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on their respective fields. This volume, edited by Ralph Buchsbaum, professor of biology at the University of Pittsburgh, was published to celebrate the centenary of Darwin’s announcement in 1858, along with Alfred Russel Wallace, of their independent discovery of the process of natural selection. Darwin’s book was published one year later.| Julian S. Huxley Theodosius Dobzhansky Reinhold Niebuhr Oliver L. Reiser Swami Nikhilananda|| Philosophy / General Philosophy / History…

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