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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: Ramifications and Future Directions

Introduction: Ramifications and Future Directions

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Transformations of Lamarckism

Snait B. Gissis

Eva Jablonka

The MIT Press

This chapter illuminates some biological, philosophical, sociological, and historical issues raised by the Lamarckian problematics. It presents additional points of view that were important for Lamarck's thought, including Lamarck's original view on the evolution of psychology, progressive evolution, and epigenetic inheritance in bacteria.

Keywords:   Lamarckian problematics, psychology, progressive evolution, epigenetic inheritance, bacteria

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