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Diderot And The Metamorphosis Of Species

Diderot And The Metamorphosis Of Species

by Mary Gregory
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415955513

ISBN-13: 9780415955515

Pub. Date: 12/14/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415955515
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/14/2006
Series:
Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Chaos, Flux, Time, and Probability
  2. Embryology, Epigenesis, and the Metamorphosis of Species
  3. Spontaneous Generation
  4. The Chain of Beings
  5. The Mutability of Species
  6. The Ascent of Consciousness

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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