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From Aristotle’S Teleology To Darwin’S Genealogy: The Stamp Of Inutility, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (Pdf: Introduction)., Marco Solinas Apr 2015

From Aristotle’S Teleology To Darwin’S Genealogy: The Stamp Of Inutility, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (Pdf: Introduction)., Marco Solinas

Marco Solinas

Starting with Aristotle and moving on to Darwin, Marco Solinas outlines the basic steps from the birth, establishment and later rebirth of the traditional view of living beings, and its overturning by evolutionary revolution. The classic framework devised by Aristotle was still dominant in the 17th Century world of Galileo, Harvey and Ray, and remained hegemonic until the time of Lamarck and Cuvier in the 19th Century. Darwin's breakthrough thus takes on the dimensions of an abandonment of the traditional finalistic theory. It was a transition exemplified in the morphological analysis of useless parts, such as the sightless eyes ...


Philosophical & Institutional Innovations Of Kenyon Leech Butterfield And The Rhode Island Contributions To The Development Of Land Grant And Sea Grant Extension, Michael Rice, Sarina Rodrigues, Kate Venturini Sep 2014

Philosophical & Institutional Innovations Of Kenyon Leech Butterfield And The Rhode Island Contributions To The Development Of Land Grant And Sea Grant Extension, Michael Rice, Sarina Rodrigues, Kate Venturini

Michael A Rice

Land Grant Education in Rhode Island began with the awarding of 1862 Morrill Act funds to Brown University, making it Rhode Island's first Land Grant College. Continuing controversy over the next two decades mostly through Rhode Island's Grange and other farm organizations led to the formation of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (RICA&M; now the University of Rhode Island or URI). From the establishment of the Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station (RIAES) in 1888, station scientists engaged in a wide variety of Extension activities with local farmers and fishermen. The second president of ...


The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin Apr 2014

The Swahili, Jesse Benjamin

Jesse Benjamin

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Enlightenment And Catholicism In Europe. A Transnational History, Ulrich Lehner, Jeffrey Burson Mar 2014

Enlightenment And Catholicism In Europe. A Transnational History, Ulrich Lehner, Jeffrey Burson

Ulrich L. Lehner

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Secular Damnation: Thomas Jefferson And The Imperative Of Race, Robert Forbes Dec 2012

Secular Damnation: Thomas Jefferson And The Imperative Of Race, Robert Forbes

Robert P Forbes

Race, we are told, is a “social construction.” If this is so, Thomas Jefferson was its principal architect. Jefferson consciously framed his only published book, Notes on the State of Virginia, to check the rising status of Africans and to combat growing critiques of slavery from America’s European friends. Jefferson did this by importing the slaveholder’s sense of slaves as chattel into an Enlightenment world view, providing a metaphysical foundation for prejudice by transmuting the traditional Christian concept of the saved vs. the damned into material and aesthetic terms. Recasting in quasi-scientific language the ancient doctrine of the ...


A War Of Worlds: Becoming “Early Modern” And The Challenge Of Comparison, Ayesha Ramachandran Dec 2011

A War Of Worlds: Becoming “Early Modern” And The Challenge Of Comparison, Ayesha Ramachandran

Ayesha Ramachandran

No abstract provided.


Museum Anthropology And Imperial Networks As Cultural Status: The Colonial Ethnology Museum In Nineteenth Century Melbourne, Gareth Knapman May 2011

Museum Anthropology And Imperial Networks As Cultural Status: The Colonial Ethnology Museum In Nineteenth Century Melbourne, Gareth Knapman

Gareth Knapman

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Closing Remarks, Richard Clement Jun 2010

Closing Remarks, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

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Welcome And Introduction, Richard Clement, Raymond Coward Jun 2010

Welcome And Introduction, Richard Clement, Raymond Coward

Richard W. Clement

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La Svista Di Darwin. Sulla Rivoluzione Della Tradizione Aristotelica, In «Chronos», 29 (2010), Pp. 5-28., Marco Solinas Dec 2009

La Svista Di Darwin. Sulla Rivoluzione Della Tradizione Aristotelica, In «Chronos», 29 (2010), Pp. 5-28., Marco Solinas

Marco Solinas

No abstract provided.


L’Impronta Dell’Inutilità. Il Tramonto Delle Cause Finali Nell’Impianto Evoluzionistico, In "Leussein. Rivista Di Studi Umanistici", Ii, 3/6 (2009), Pp. 127-145., Marco Solinas Dec 2008

L’Impronta Dell’Inutilità. Il Tramonto Delle Cause Finali Nell’Impianto Evoluzionistico, In "Leussein. Rivista Di Studi Umanistici", Ii, 3/6 (2009), Pp. 127-145., Marco Solinas

Marco Solinas

No abstract provided.


Visualising The Unseen, Imagining The Unknown, Perfecting The Natural: Art And Science In The 18th And 19th Centuries, Andrew Graciano Dec 2007

Visualising The Unseen, Imagining The Unknown, Perfecting The Natural: Art And Science In The 18th And 19th Centuries, Andrew Graciano

Andrew Graciano

No abstract provided.


Fresh Networks: Science, Literature, Feminism, And Cultural Studies, Randall Knoper Dec 2007

Fresh Networks: Science, Literature, Feminism, And Cultural Studies, Randall Knoper

Randall Knoper

No abstract provided.