Marta Stefani

Corruzione e generazione
John T. Needham e l’origine del vivente

2002, cm 17 x 24, 232 pp. con 4 tavv. f.t.

ISBN: 9788822251176

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This book covers the origins of one of the most controversial thesis to appear in the scientific and philosophical world of Enlightenment: namely the spontaneous generation of microscopic organisms of infusions, as outlined by the English microscopist Needham (1713-1781). Needham’s work acquires an interesting and original aspect when re-read as an attempt to tackle the subject matter of the living world according to its own laws in times dominated by a mechanical image of biological phenomena.

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