Controlling Life: Jacques Loeb & the Engineering Ideal in Biology (Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology)
The biologist Jacques Loeb (1859-1924) helped to shape the practice of modern biological research through his radical emphasis on reductionist experimentation. This biography traces his career and convincingly argues that Loeb's desire to control organisms, manifested in studies of both reproduction and animal behavior, contributed to a new self-image for biologists. The author places Loeb's experiments and the controversies they generated in their intellectual and institutional contexts, tracing his influence on the development of behaviorism, genetics, and reproductive biology.
Specifications of Controlling Life: Jacques Loeb & the Engineering Ideal in Biology (Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology)
|Author||Philip J. Pauly|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number Of Pages||260|
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