From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy

23 November 2016 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Marco Solinas

Marco Solinas, whose book From Aristotle’s teleology to Darwin’s genealogy is published by Palgrave Macmillan, outlines the basic steps from the birth, establishment and later rebirth of the traditional view of living beings, and its overturning by Darwin’s evolutionary revolution. The classic framework devised by Aristotle was still dominant in the 17th-century world of Galileo and Harvey, and remained hegemonic until the time of Lamarck and Cuvier in the 19th century. Contributions to the discussion will be made by Prof Walter Leszl and Prof Alessandro Becchi.

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