Discussion of Evolution Between Neo-Lamarckism and Neo-Darwinism in the Czech Lands, 1900–1915

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Title:Discussion of Evolution Between Neo-Lamarckism and Neo-Darwinism in the Czech Lands, 1900–1915
Creators:
Hermann, Tomáš ; hermann at usd dot cas dot cz; Kabinet dějin vědy, Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, Puškinovo náměstí 9, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Šimůnek, Michal; simunek at usd dot cas dot cz; Kabinet dějin vědy, Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, Puškinovo náměstí 9, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Teorie vědy / Theory of Science, 32, 3, pp. 283-300
Uncontrolled Keywords:history of biology; Neo-Darwinism; Neo-Lamarckism; theory of evolution; Czech Lands 1900–1915; Charles University

Abstract

The present study focuses on the impact which the vast, fundamental changes in biology of the late 19th and early 20th century had in the Czech Lands. Until the WWI, there existed several distinct and often mutually contradictory theories of evolution of organisms. In the Czech Lands, this multitude of theoretical explanations was complemented by a multi-layered cultural and scientific environment, where Czech and German biology influenced each other and met at various autonomous institutions. One should also keep in mind the differences between Prague and Brno, each a local centre with its scientific traditions and independent links to both Vienna and other European universities. The main subject of this paper are the theoretical biologists who had long-term impact on Czech biological thought or influenced it directly by working here. In about 1900-1915, we witness the first clear and recognised peak in the Czech reception of evolutionism.

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Title:Discussion of Evolution Between Neo-Lamarckism and Neo-Darwinism in the Czech Lands, 1900–1915
Translated title:Diskuse o evoluci mezi neo-lamarckismem a neo-darwinismem v českých zemích (1900–1915)
Creators:
Hermann, Tomáš ; hermann at usd dot cas dot cz; Kabinet dějin vědy, Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, Puškinovo náměstí 9, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Šimůnek, Michal; simunek at usd dot cas dot cz; Kabinet dějin vědy, Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR, Puškinovo náměstí 9, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:history of biology; Neo-Darwinism; Neo-Lamarckism; theory of evolution; Czech Lands 1900–1915; Charles University
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of Philosophy > Teorie vědy (Theory of Science)
Journal or Publication Title:Teorie vědy / Theory of Science
Volume:32
Number:3
Page Range:pp. 283-300
ISSN:1210-0250
E-ISSN:1804-6347
Publisher:Kabinet pro studium vědy, techniky a společnosti při Filosofickém ústavu Akademie věd České republiky
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ID Code:6350
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:21 Dec 2010 03:07
Last Modified:21 Dec 2010 03:07

Citation

Hermann, Tomáš; Šimůnek, Michal (2010) Discussion of Evolution Between Neo-Lamarckism and Neo-Darwinism in the Czech Lands, 1900–1915. Teorie vědy / Theory of Science, 32 (3). pp. 283-300. ISSN 1210-0250

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