Cécilia Bognon-Küss, Charles T. Wolfe
February 12, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138652873 - CAT# Y228906
Series: History and Philosophy of Biology
The use of the term ‘biology’ to refer to a unified science of life emerged around 1800 (most prominently by scientists such as Lamarck and Treviranus, although scholarship has indicated its usage at least 30-40 years earlier). The interplay between philosophy and natural science has also accompanied the constitution of biology as a science.
Philosophy of Biology Before Biology examines biological and proto-biological writings from the mid-eighteenth century to the early nineteenth century (from Buffon to Cuvier; Kant to Oken; and Kielmeyer) with two major sets of questions in mind:
This insightful volume produces a fresh but also systematic perspective both on the history of biology as a science and on the early versions of, in the 1960s in a post-positivist context, the philosophy of biology. It will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as History of Science, Philosophy of Science and Biology.
List of Contributors
Part I. FORM AND DEVELOPMENT
Part II. ORGANISM & ORGANIZATION
Part III. SYSTEMS
Cécilia Bognon-Küss and Charles T. Wolfe. Conclusion