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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 ...


Philosophy Of Ancient Athens, Samuel J. Smith Dec 2014

Philosophy Of Ancient Athens, Samuel J. Smith

Samuel James Smith

“Know Thyself! The unexamined Life is not worth Living.” Whether you agree or not with Socrates’ claim that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” you cannot refute that Socrates, this ancient Athenian who lived four centuries before Christ, made a huge impact on the fields of philosophy and of education. Known primarily for his teaching method, Socrates was accused of riling up the youth of his time. When someone challenges others to think differently than the traditional ways that have been passed down, it sometimes upsets the apple cart, the power structure, the political system. And that’s exactly ...


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

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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

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