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

By: Marco Solinas(Author)
192 pages, biography
Publisher: Palgrave
From Aristotle's Teleology to Darwin's Genealogy
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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.


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

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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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).

By: Marco Solinas(Author)
192 pages, biography
Publisher: Palgrave
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