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The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy
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The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E. H. Smith

Abstract

The present volume advances a recent historiographical turn towards the intersection of early modern philosophy and the life sciences by bringing together many of its leading scholars to present the contributions of important but often neglected figures, such as Ralph Cudworth, Nehemiah Grew, Francis Glisson, Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente, Georg Ernst Stahl, Juan Gallego de la Serna, Nicholas Hartsoeker, Henry More, as well as more familiar figures such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Malebranche. The contributions to this volume are organized in accordance with the particular probl ... More

Keywords: Life Sciences, Early Modern Period, Living Beings, Nature of Living Beings, Structure of Living Beings, Generation of Living Beings, Order of Living Beings, Organism, Mechanism, Vitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199987313
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ohad Nachtomy, editor
Fordham University and Bar-Ilan University

Justin E. H. Smith, editor
Universite Paris Diderot - Paris VII