David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 30 (3-4):387-406 (2008)
Richard Goldschmidt famously rejected the notion of atomic and corpuscular genes, arranged on the chromosome like beads-on-a-string. I provide an exegesis of Goldschmidt’s intuition by analyzing his repeated and extensive use of metaphorical language and analogies in his attempts to convey his notion of the nature of the genetic material and specifically the significance of chromosomal pattern. The paper concentrates on Goldschmidt’s use of metaphors in publications spanning 1940-1955.
|Keywords||Analogical models gene action systemic mutation genetic hierarchy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Fred Gifford (1990). Genetic Traits. Biology and Philosophy 5 (3):327-347.
Eric Bapteste & Richard M. Burian (2010). On the Need for Integrative Phylogenomics, and Some Steps Toward its Creation. Biology and Philosophy 25 (4):711-736.
Colin Farrelly (2007). Genetic Justice Must Track Genetic Complexity. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17 (01):45-53.
Petter Portin (2002). Historical Development of the Concept of the Gene. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (3):257 – 286.
R. C. Paton (1992). Towards a Metaphorical Biology. Biology and Philosophy 7 (3):279-294.
Ehud Lamm (2010). Review Of: Julian Huxley, Evolution: The Modern Synthesis – The Definitive Edition. [REVIEW] Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science.
Added to index2009-06-27
Total downloads18 ( #97,113 of 1,100,077 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #127,210 of 1,100,077 )
How can I increase my downloads?