Species and the Birth of Modern Science

John S. Wilkins

in Species

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780520260856
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945074 | DOI:
Species and the Birth of Modern Science

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This chapter discusses the revival of the neo-Platonic view of classification after the Renaissance period. It examines the assumption of the Great Chain of Being and the contributions of the Universal Language Project to biological classification. It also describes how Carl Linnaeus established the universal system for naming and classification of all organisms. Charles Bonnet's classical ladder of nature and Immanuel Kant's view on biological species is also discussed.

Keywords: neo-Platonic; classification; Renaissance; Great Chain of Being; Universal Language Project; Carl Linnaeus; Charles Bonnet; Immanuel Kant

Chapter.  20782 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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