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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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Lamarck’s “Pouvoir de la Nature” Demystified: A Thermodynamic Foundation to Lamarck’s Concept of Progressive Evolution

Lamarck’s “Pouvoir de la Nature” Demystified: A Thermodynamic Foundation to Lamarck’s Concept of Progressive Evolution

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(p.373) 36 Lamarck’s “Pouvoir de la Nature” Demystified: A Thermodynamic Foundation to Lamarck’s Concept of Progressive Evolution
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Transformations of Lamarckism
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Francis Dov Por

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0036

This chapter discusses the concept of progressive evolution. It emphasizes the materialistic elements of Lamarckian progressivism and their possible incarnation in modern biology. The chapter also examines thermodynamic evolution and how it situates zoological evolution within a new and comprehensive framework.

Keywords:   progressive evolution, Lamarckian progressivism, modern biology, thermodynamic evolution, zoological evolution

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