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Before Darwin: transformist concepts in European natural history

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Lack of consideration of the complex European scientific scene from the late 18th century to the mid-decades of the 19th century has produced partial and often biased reconstructions of priorities, worries, implicit and explicit philosophical and at times political agendas characterizing the early debates on species. It is the purpose of this paper firstly to critically assess some significant attempts at broadening this historiographic horizon concerning the immediate context to Darwin's int...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10739-004-6510-5

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Institution:
Université Paris 1, Paris, France
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Author
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Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the History of Biology Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-83
Publication date:
2005-03-01
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1573-0387
ISSN:
0022-5010
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English
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2010-03-25

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