Buffon, German Biology, and the Historical Interpretation of Biological Species

British Journal for the History of Science 12 (2):109-153 (1979)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The entry of time and history into biological systems of classification is perhaps the single most significant development in the history of biological systematics in the modern era. Darwin's claiming that descent is ‘… the hidden bond of connexion which naturalists have been seeking under the term of the natural system’, rather than seeing the answer in the multitude of previous attempts to resolve the problem in terms of morphological affinities, analogies, and complex relations of resemblance, marked the turning point in a long search into the meaning of biological taxonomy, and allowed the development of Darwin's insights by Haeckel, Plate and others into modern phylogenetic systematics

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,261

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Cento e quarenta anons sem Charles Darwin bastam: sobre variedades, espécies, e definições.Ricardo Wainzbort - 2000 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 4 (1):141-184.
Species concepts and the ontology of evolution.Joel Cracraft - 1987 - Biology and Philosophy 2 (3):329-346.
The cladistic solution to the species problem.Mark Ridley - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (1):1-16.
A matter of individuality.David L. Hull - 1978 - Philosophy of Science 45 (3):335-360.
The why and how of species.Ernst Mayr - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (4):431-441.
What is a species? Essences and generation.John S. Wilkins - 2010 - Theory in Biosciences 129:141-148.

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-01-22

Downloads
21 (#741,388)

6 months
2 (#1,206,802)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Kant, race, and natural history.Stella Sandford - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 44 (9):950-977.
The Lenoir thesis revisited: Blumenbach and Kant.John H. Zammito - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43 (1):120-132.

View all 36 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

Critique of Pure Reason.I. Kant - 1787/1998 - Philosophy 59 (230):555-557.
The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence.H. G. Alexander - 1956 - Philosophy 32 (123):365-366.
John Locke, John Ray, and the problem of the natural system.Phillip R. Sloan - 1972 - Journal of the History of Biology 5 (1):1-53.

View all 17 references / Add more references