Styles of Reasoning in the British Life Sciences: Shared by James Elwick

By James Elwick

Elwick explores how the idea that of "compound individuality" introduced jointly lifestyles scientists operating in pre-Darwinian London. Scientists undertaking learn in comparative anatomy, body structure, mobile microscopy, embryology and the neurosciences many times acknowledged that vegetation and animals have been compounds of smaller self sufficient devices. dialogue of a "bodily financial system" used to be frequent. yet by means of 1860, the main flamboyant discussions of compound individuality had come to an lead to Britain. Elwick relates the expansion and decline of questions about compound individuality to wider nineteenth-century debates approximately study criteria and causality. He makes use of particular technical case reviews to deal with overarching topics of cause and medical method.

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