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Presents broad textual evidence for the development of theories relating to living forms in classical German philosophy
Proposes that the Biologie is a unitary framework that consists substantially in a compilation and interpretation of earlier theoriesProvides an overall account of vitalism and the philosophy of nature in 18th century Germany
About the Author
Andrea Gambarotto obtained his PhD in a co-tutored program between the Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence) and the Institut d'historie et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (Paris). His main areas of expertise are classical German philosophy, philosophy of nature and philosophy of biology. He has published papers especially on German Idealism and on the history of German life-sciences between 18th and 19th century. He is the editor of a volume in history and philosophy of biology dedicated to the notion of organism.