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Life: A Modern Invention

Davide Tarizzo


The word “biology” was first used to describe the scientific study of life in 1802, and as Davide Tarizzo demonstrates, our understanding of what being alive means is an equally recent invention. Circumventing tired debates about the validity of science and the truth of Darwinian evolution, Tarizzo instead envisions a profound paradigm shift in philosophical and scientific concepts of biological life.

Keywords: Life Metaphysics Kant German Idealism Darwin History of Biology Biopolitics Nazism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780816691593
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Davide Tarizzo, author
University of Salerno

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