Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species

1st Edition

Mary Gregory

Routledge
Published July 21, 2016
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781138967687 - CAT# Y207947
Series: Studies in Philosophy

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Summary

In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype.

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