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The Resource The genesis of living forms, Raymond Ruyer ; translated by Jon Roffe, Nicholas B. De Weydenthal

The genesis of living forms, Raymond Ruyer ; translated by Jon Roffe, Nicholas B. De Weydenthal

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The genesis of living forms
Title
The genesis of living forms
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Raymond Ruyer ; translated by Jon Roffe, Nicholas B. De Weydenthal
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The philosophy of Raymond Ruyer was an important if subterranean influence on twentieth-century French thought, and explicitly engaged with by figures such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Georges Canguilhem, Gilbert Simondon, and Gilles Deleuze. The Genesis of Living Forms is Ruyer's most focussed and forceful analysis of a central but apparently paradoxical biological phenomenon that also presents serious problems for philosophy: embryogenesis. When a cat develops from the early stages of fertilization to an adult, what is it that makes it the same cat? How is it that a living being can at once be the same and constantly changing? Ruyer's answer to these questions unfolds through a detailed set of encounters with major scientific fields, from particle physics to social psychology, arguing that the paradox can only be dissolved by seeing the role that form plays in the ongoing development of living beings. In Ruyer's view, embryogenesis is a central problem not just in the life sciences; every thing must possess a relation to a form that is characteristic of it, from carbon atoms to embryos, and to embryologists themselves. --
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1902-1987
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Ruyer, Raymond
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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  • Roffe, Jon
  • De Weydenthal, Nicholas B.
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  • Embryology
  • Morphogenesis
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The genesis of living forms, Raymond Ruyer ; translated by Jon Roffe, Nicholas B. De Weydenthal
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Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199) and index
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on1127055588
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22 cm.
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xv, 209 pages
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9781786600875
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1127055588
Label
The genesis of living forms, Raymond Ruyer ; translated by Jon Roffe, Nicholas B. De Weydenthal
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1127055588
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 209 pages
Isbn
9781786600875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1127055588

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