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Vitalism: a historico-logical study, life and the physical universe (Vitalisme-1)

This project consists of three parts. First, a historical survey provides representative forms of vitalism in the history of science. Second, a logical analysis shows that quasi-vitalistic concepts in physics offer constitutive principles indispensable to science, while vitalism in biology is at best regulative and has no empirical significance. Third, at present life is a regulative and irreducible concept.

Date:1 Jul 2018 →  14 Nov 2020
Keywords:the nature of life, materialism, Vitalism, the history of science (biology and physics), the logic of science (formal and transcendental)
Disciplines:Philosophy, General pedagogical and educational sciences, Evolutionary biology, History and foundations, Communication sciences, Social medical sciences, General biology