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  1. A non-metaphysical evaluation of vitalism in the early twentieth century.Bohang Chen - 2018 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 40 (3):50.
    In biology the term “vitalism” is usually associated with Hans Driesch’s doctrine of the entelechy: entelechies were nonmaterial, bio-specific agents responsible for governing a few peculiar biological phenomena. Since vitalism defined as such violates metaphysical materialism, the received view refutes the doctrine of the entelechy as a metaphysical heresy. But in the early twentieth century, a different, non-metaphysical evaluation of vitalism was endorsed by some biologists and philosophers, which finally led to a logical refutation of the doctrine of the entelechy. (...)
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  • Supernormal Biology: Vitalism, Parapsychology and the German Crisis of Modernity, C. 1890-1933¹.Heather Wolffram - 2003 - The European Legacy 8 (2):149-163.
    This paper is a contribution to the small but growing body of scholarship dedicated to a reappraisal of German occultism in the period prior to the Second World War. Moving beyond those analyses of the German occult movement which have viewed it solely in terms of its links--often tenuous--to National Socialism, this paper considers German occultism, specifically parapsychology, as a mode of cultural critique utilised by Germans from across the political spectrum. Concentrating on the experimental study of materialisation and its (...)
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  • Hans Driesch and the Problems of “Normal Psychology”. Rereading His Crisis in Psychology.Christian G. Allesch - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43 (2):455-461.
  • Normal Development and Experimental Embryology: Edmund Beecher Wilson and Amphioxus.James W. E. Lowe - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 57:44-59.
  • Hans Driesch and the Problems of “Normal Psychology”. Rereading His Crisis in Psychology (1925).Christian G. Allesch - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 43 (2):455-461.