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History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences

Life and Evolution

Latin American Essays on the History and Philosophy of Biology

Editors: Baravalle, Lorenzo, Zaterka, Luciana (Eds.)

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  • Presents to English speaking readers a good sample of researches in the field of history and philosophy of biology developed in Latin America
  • Brings together contributions from researchers working in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Colombia
  • Contributes to integrate new perspectives to the international debates around topics such as the history of the concept of life and the structure and development of evolutionary theory
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About this book

This book offers to the international reader a collection of original articles of some of the most skillful historians and philosophers of biology currently working in Latin American universities. During the last decades, increasing attention has been paid in Latin America to the history and philosophy of biology, but since many local authors prefer to write in Spanish or in Portuguese, their ideas have barely crossed the boundaries of the continent. This volume aims to remedy this state of things, providing a good sample of this production to the English speaking readers, bringing together contributions from researchers working in Brazilian, Argentinean, Chilean, Colombian and Mexican universities.

The stress on the regional provenance of the authors is not intended to suggest the existence of something like a Latin American history and philosophy of biology, supposedly endowed with distinctive features. On the contrary, the editors firmly believe that advances in this field can be achieved only by stimulating the integration in the international debate. Based on this assumption, the book focuses on two topics, life and evolution, and presents a selection of contributions addressing issues such as the history of the concept of life, the philosophical reflection on life manipulation and life extension, the structure and development of evolutionary theory as well as human evolution.

Life and Evolution – Latin American Essays on the History and Philosophy of Biology will provide the international reader with a rather complete picture of the ongoing research in the history and philosophy of biology in Latin America, offering a snapshot of this dynamic community. It will also contribute to contextualize and develop the debate concerning life and evolution, and the relation between the two phenomena.


About the authors

Lorenzo Baravalle is assistant professor of epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of science at the Center of Natural and Human Sciences, Federal University of ABC (Brazil) and faculty member at the Center for Philosophy of Science of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). He has published articles on evolutionary epistemology, cultural evolution theory and naturalism in philosophy in national and international journals, and is the author of Culture and Evolution (Rome: Carocci, 2018; in Italian).

Luciana Zaterka is assistant professor of modern philosophy, epistemology and theory of knowledge at the Center of Natural and Human Sciences, Federal University of ABC (Brazil). She has been researching on the interface between the history of science and theory of knowledge, with emphasis on issues related to the history and philosophy of chemistry and medicine for more than twenty years. She is the author of Experimental philosophy in 17th-century England (São Paulo: Humanitas/FAPESP, 2004; in Portuguese). 


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction to Life and Evolution

    Pages 1-9

    Baravalle, Lorenzo (et al.)

  • Weldon’s Unpublished Manuscript: An Attempt at Reconciliation Between Mendelism and Biometry?

    Pages 11-28

    Martins, Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira

  • Blood, Transfusions, and Longevity

    Pages 29-45

    Mocellin, Ronei Clécio (et al.)

  • Performative Epistemology and the Philosophy of Experimental Biology: A Synoptic Overview

    Pages 47-67

    Esposito, Maurizio (et al.)

  • Life on Earth Is Not a Passenger, but a Driver: Explaining the Transition from a Physicochemical to a Life-Constrained World from an Organizational Perspective

    Pages 69-84

    El-Hani, Charbel Niño (et al.)

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eBook 71,68 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life and Evolution
Book Subtitle
Latin American Essays on the History and Philosophy of Biology
Editors
  • Lorenzo Baravalle
  • Luciana Zaterka
Series Title
History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39589-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39589-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39588-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-39591-9
Series ISSN
2211-1948
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 237
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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