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Transformations of LamarckismFrom Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology$
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Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015141

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001

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Introduction: Lamarckian Problematics in Historical Perspective

Introduction: Lamarckian Problematics in Historical Perspective

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(p.21) 3 Introduction: Lamarckian Problematics in Historical Perspective
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Transformations of Lamarckism
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Snait B. Gissis

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0003

This chapter presents an outline of the history of Lamarckian problematics. It provides a historical narrative of Lamarckism and Darwinism, discussing the ways in which the two are related. The formulation of the theory of use inheritance in the late eighteenth century is briefly discussed. The historical narratives span from the first decades of the nineteenth century until the period after World War II, tracing actual relationships among practitioners and conceptual connections among theories.

Keywords:   Lamarckian problematics, Lamarckism, Darwinism, theory of use inheritance, inheritance

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