The Naturalist and the Emperor, a Tragedy in Three Acts; or, How History Fell Out of Favor as a Way of Knowing Nature
My subject is a crucial episode in the story of how historical explanation fell out of favor as an element of naturalist
understanding: how history found itself banished from science. It involves Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the Romantic- and Revolution-era French naturalist who coined the term "biology" and offered the first theory of evolution, and focuses upon his relations with Napoleon.
|Type of resource
|February 10, 2023; 2018
|Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de, 1744-1829
|Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
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