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Struggles for Viability

in A Martian Stranded on Earth

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226454122
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226454146 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.003.0005
Struggles for Viability

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This chapter examines the activities of the blood research institute in Russia under the tenure of Alexander Bogdanov as its director from 1926 until his death in April 1928. It analyzes the message of his 1927 article Izvestiia and his 1927 manifesto titled Struggle for Viability. This chapter discusses the concept of Bogdanov's tectological theory of senescence and rejuvenation which served as the theoretical foundation of his research program on blood exchanges and his vision of physiological collectivism.

Keywords: blood research institute; Russia; Alexander Bogdanov; Struggle for Viability; tectological theory; senescence; rejuvenation; blood exchanges; physiological collectivism

Chapter.  7463 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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