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Transformations of Lamarckism From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

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ISBN-10: 0262015145

ISBN-13: 9780262015141

Edition: 2011

Authors: Snait B. Gissis, Eva Jablonka, Anna Zeligowski

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In 1809--the year of Charles Darwin's birth--Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published Philosophie zoologique, the first comprehensive and systematic theory of biological evolution. The Lamarckian approach emphasizes the generation of developmental variations; Darwinism stresses selection. Lamarck's ideas were eventually eclipsed by Darwinian concepts, especially after the emergence of the Modern Synthesis in the twentieth century. The different approaches--which can be seen as complementary rather than mutually exclusive--have important implications for the kinds of questions biologists ask and for the type of research they conduct. Lamarckism has been evolving--or, in Lamarckian terminology,…    
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/22/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 474
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Snait Gissis is on the faculty of the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University.