skip to content
Zoological philosophy : an exposition with regard to the natural history of animals Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Zoological philosophy : an exposition with regard to the natural history of animals

Author: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Jean Baptiste Lamarck is remembered primarily as a pre-Darwinian evolutionist who proposed the inheritance of acquired characters to explain evolutionary change. But this narrow view of Lamarck does not do justice to his conception of organic change, nor does it indicate how Lamarck's views on organic change related to the rest of his biological thinking. This edition of Lamarck's most famous treatise, the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Student Collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
ISBN: 0226468100 9780226468105 0226468097 9780226468099
OCLC Number: 10597163
Language Note: Translation of: Philosophie zoologique.
Notes: Translation of: Philosophie zoologique.
Description: lxvi, 453 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The zoological philosophy of J.B. Lamarck / Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr. --
Lamarck among the Anglos / David L. Hull --
Preface --
Preliminary discourse --
Part one : Considerations on the natural history of animals, their characters, affinities, organization, classification and species. On artificial devices in dealing with the productions of nature --
Importance of the consideration of affinities --
Of species among living bodies, and the idea that we should attach to that word --
General principles concerning animals --
On the true arrangement and classification of animals --
Degradation and simplification of organization, from one extremity to the other of the animal chain, proceeding from the most complex to the simplest --
Of the influence of the environment on the activities and habits of animals, and the influence of the activities and habits of these living bodies in modifying their organization and structure --
Of the natural order of animals, and the way in which their classification should be drawn up, so as to be in conformity with the actual order of nature --
Additions to the subject matter of chapters 7 and 8 --
Part two : An enquiry into the physical causes of life, the conditions required for its existence, the exciting force of its movements, the faculties which it confers on bodies possessing it, and the results of its presence in those bodies. Introduction --
Comparison of inorganic bodies with living bodies, followed by a parallel between animals and plants --
Of life, what it consists of, and the conditions of its existence in a body --
Of the exciting cause of organic movements --
Of orgasm and irritability --
Of cellular tissue, regarded as the matrix in which all organization has been cast --
Of direct or spontaneous generation --
Of the immediate results of life in a body --
Of the faculties common to all living bodies --
Of the faculties peculiar to certain living bodies --
Summary of part two --
Part three : An enquiry into the physical causes of feeling, into the force which produces actions, and lastly into the origin of the acts of intelligence observed in various animals. Introduction --
Of the nervous system, its formation, and the various sorts of functions that it can fulfill --
Of the nervous fluid --
Of physical sensibility and the mechanism of sensations --
Of the inner feeling, the emotions that it may experience, and the power which it thence derives for the production of actions --
Of the force which produces the actions of animals, and of certain peculiar facts resulting from the use of this force --
Of the will --
Of the understanding, its origin, and the origin of ideas --
Of the principal acts of the understanding, or those of the first order from which all the rest are derived --
Introductory lecture for 1800 --
Biographical memoir of M. de Lamarck.
Other Titles: Philosophie zoologique.
Responsibility: J.B. Lamarck ; translated by Hugh Elliot ; with introductory essays by David L. Hull and Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr.

Abstract:

Jean Baptiste Lamarck is remembered primarily as a pre-Darwinian evolutionist who proposed the inheritance of acquired characters to explain evolutionary change. But this narrow view of Lamarck does not do justice to his conception of organic change, nor does it indicate how Lamarck's views on organic change related to the rest of his biological thinking. This edition of Lamarck's most famous treatise, the Zoological Philosophy, provides an opportunity to reconsider this major work of 19th-century biology. It includes as well Lamarck's "Introductory Discourse" of 1800 and Cuvier's infamous "Biographical Memoir," an attack on Lamarck that has been the source of common misconceptions about his work. Introductory essays by David L. Hull and Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr., discuss Lamarck's contributions in the context of his time and reassess their significance for the development of evolutionary theory. - Back cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10597163> # Zoological philosophy : an exposition with regard to the natural history of animals
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/10597163#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Philosophie zoologique.
   library:oclcnum "10597163" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> ; # Chicago
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1184696> ; # Zoology
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1081577> ; # Psychology, Comparative
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/590/e19/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/297666042#Topic/dierkunde> ; # Dierkunde
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1063206> ; # Physiology, Comparative
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/297666042#Topic/zoology_classification> ; # Zoology--classification
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/41849820> ; # Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
   schema:datePublished "1984" ;
   schema:description "Jean Baptiste Lamarck is remembered primarily as a pre-Darwinian evolutionist who proposed the inheritance of acquired characters to explain evolutionary change. But this narrow view of Lamarck does not do justice to his conception of organic change, nor does it indicate how Lamarck's views on organic change related to the rest of his biological thinking. This edition of Lamarck's most famous treatise, the Zoological Philosophy, provides an opportunity to reconsider this major work of 19th-century biology. It includes as well Lamarck's "Introductory Discourse" of 1800 and Cuvier's infamous "Biographical Memoir," an attack on Lamarck that has been the source of common misconceptions about his work. Introductory essays by David L. Hull and Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr., discuss Lamarck's contributions in the context of his time and reassess their significance for the development of evolutionary theory. - Back cover."@en ;
   schema:description "The zoological philosophy of J.B. Lamarck / Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr. -- Lamarck among the Anglos / David L. Hull -- Preface -- Preliminary discourse -- Part one : Considerations on the natural history of animals, their characters, affinities, organization, classification and species. On artificial devices in dealing with the productions of nature -- Importance of the consideration of affinities -- Of species among living bodies, and the idea that we should attach to that word -- General principles concerning animals -- On the true arrangement and classification of animals -- Degradation and simplification of organization, from one extremity to the other of the animal chain, proceeding from the most complex to the simplest -- Of the influence of the environment on the activities and habits of animals, and the influence of the activities and habits of these living bodies in modifying their organization and structure -- Of the natural order of animals, and the way in which their classification should be drawn up, so as to be in conformity with the actual order of nature -- Additions to the subject matter of chapters 7 and 8 -- Part two : An enquiry into the physical causes of life, the conditions required for its existence, the exciting force of its movements, the faculties which it confers on bodies possessing it, and the results of its presence in those bodies. Introduction -- Comparison of inorganic bodies with living bodies, followed by a parallel between animals and plants -- Of life, what it consists of, and the conditions of its existence in a body -- Of the exciting cause of organic movements -- Of orgasm and irritability -- Of cellular tissue, regarded as the matrix in which all organization has been cast -- Of direct or spontaneous generation -- Of the immediate results of life in a body -- Of the faculties common to all living bodies -- Of the faculties peculiar to certain living bodies -- Summary of part two -- Part three : An enquiry into the physical causes of feeling, into the force which produces actions, and lastly into the origin of the acts of intelligence observed in various animals. Introduction -- Of the nervous system, its formation, and the various sorts of functions that it can fulfill -- Of the nervous fluid -- Of physical sensibility and the mechanism of sensations -- Of the inner feeling, the emotions that it may experience, and the power which it thence derives for the production of actions -- Of the force which produces the actions of animals, and of certain peculiar facts resulting from the use of this force -- Of the will -- Of the understanding, its origin, and the origin of ideas -- Of the principal acts of the understanding, or those of the first order from which all the rest are derived -- Introductory lecture for 1800 -- Biographical memoir of M. de Lamarck."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/297666042> ; # Philosophie zoologique.
   schema:genre "Student Collection"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Zoological philosophy : an exposition with regard to the natural history of animals"@en ;
   schema:productID "10597163" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/10597163#PublicationEvent/chicago_university_of_chicago_press_1984> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/297666042#Agent/university_of_chicago_press> ; # University of Chicago Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226468099> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226468105> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/10597163> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> # Chicago
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Chicago" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/297666042#Agent/university_of_chicago_press> # University of Chicago Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of Chicago Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/297666042#Topic/zoology_classification> # Zoology--classification
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Zoology--classification"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1063206> # Physiology, Comparative
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Physiology, Comparative"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1081577> # Psychology, Comparative
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Psychology, Comparative"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1184696> # Zoology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Zoology"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41849820> # Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1744" ;
   schema:deathDate "1829" ;
   schema:familyName "Lamarck" ;
   schema:givenName "Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de" ;
   schema:name "Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/297666042> # Philosophie zoologique.
   schema:name "Philosophie zoologique." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226468099>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0226468097" ;
   schema:isbn "9780226468099" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226468105>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0226468100" ;
   schema:isbn "9780226468105" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/10597163>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10597163> ; # Zoological philosophy : an exposition with regard to the natural history of animals
   schema:dateModified "2017-04-03" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/10597163#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Philosophie zoologique.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:inLanguage "fr" ;
   schema:name "Philosophie zoologique." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.