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From Aristotle's Teleology to Darwin's Genealogy: The Stamp of Inutility

By: Marco Solinas (Author)

192 pages, biography

Palgrave

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #232205 | ISBN-13: 9781349495856
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Hardback | Apr 2015 | #232204 | ISBN-13: 9781137445766
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About this book

From Aristotle to Darwin, from ancient teleology to contemporary genealogies, this book offers an overview of the birth and then persistence of Aristotle's framework into modernity, until its radical overthrow by the evolutionary revolution.


Contents

PART I: THE ARISTOTELIAN TELEOLOGICAL TRADITION
The Original Framework
1. Consistency
2. To the Margins
3. Fixed in Time
4. Tools
5. Adaptations
6. Means of Defence
7. Unseeing Eyes

For and Against Aristotle
1. Regrafting and Divergences
2. Reception and Institutionalization
3. Rebirth
4. Mathematization
5. Teleological Experimentalism
6. Chicks
7. Procreations Preordained
8. The Last Stronghold

Indirect Supremacy
1. Persistence
2. Long Shadows
3. Subtext
4. Oeconomia naturae
5. Short Shadows

PART II: THE EVOLUTIONARY REVOLUTION
Crisis and Hegemony
1. Under Pressure
2. Elephant Bones
3. The Challenger
4. The Last Great Heir

Darwin's Breakthrough
1. Haunted
2. A Hundred Thousand Wedges
3. Barren Virgins
4. The Stamp of Inutility
5. Metamorphoses
6. Variations
7. Revolutions
8. Genealogies

Dry Branches
1. Obsolescence
2. A Double-edged Sword
3. Techne
4. On the Cusp
5. Archaisms
6. Corals
7. Circularity
8. Revenge


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Biography

Marco Solinas holds the National Scientific Qualification as Professor of Philosophy; he has studied and researched in Florence, Nottingham, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Paris. He has written articles in important international reviews, and is author of Psiche: Platone e Freud (2008), also published in German with the title Via Platonica zum Unbewussten (2012).

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