Controlling Life: Jacques Loeb and the Engineering Ideal in Biology

Controlling Life: Jacques Loeb and the Engineering Ideal in Biology

by Philip J. Pauly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195042441

ISBN-13: 9780195042443

Pub. Date: 04/28/1987

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The first U.S. nominee for the Nobel Prize, Jacques Loeb was trained in experimental physiology in Germany, joined the biology faculty of the new University of Chicago in 1892, later taught at the University of California at Berkeley and then moved to the Rockefeller Institute. Loeb's career provides the vehicle, in this book, for an examination of the foundations…  See more details below

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The first U.S. nominee for the Nobel Prize, Jacques Loeb was trained in experimental physiology in Germany, joined the biology faculty of the new University of Chicago in 1892, later taught at the University of California at Berkeley and then moved to the Rockefeller Institute. Loeb's career provides the vehicle, in this book, for an examination of the foundations of biotechnology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195042443
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Series:
Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Shaping of a Biologist
2. The Engineering Standpoint
3. New American Environments
4. Evolution and Experimentation
5. The Invention of Artificial Parthenogenesis
6. Investigating Animal Behavior
7. The Problems of a Mechanistic Conception of Life
8. The Loebian Influence in American Biology

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