- Title Pages
IntroductionThe Gestation of German Biology
Chapter OneAnimism and Organism: G. E. Stahl and the Halle Medical Faculty
Chapter TwoMaking Life Science Newtonian: Albrecht von Haller’s Self-Fashioning as Natural Scientist
Chapter ThreeAlbrecht von Haller as Arbiter of German Medicine: Göttingen and Bern (1736–1777)
Chapter FourFrench Vital Materialism
Chapter FiveTaking Up the French Challenge: The German Response
Chapter SixFrom Natural History to History of Nature: From Buffon to Kant and Herder (and Blumenbach)
Chapter SevenJohann Friedrich Blumenbach and the Life Sciences in Germany: His Rise to Eminence from the 1770s
Chapter EightBlumenbach, Kant, and the “Daring Adventure” of an “Archaeology of Nature”
Chapter NineCarl Friedrich Kielmeyer and “an Entirely New Epoch of Natural History”
Chapter TenPolarität und Steigerung: The Self-Organization of Nature and the Actualization of Life
Chapter ElevenNaturphilosophie and Physiology
- Index of Names
- Index of Subjects
- The Gestation of German Biology
John H. Zammito
- University of Chicago Press
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