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Title: Aristotle's Concept of Heredity
Contributor(s): Sharpley, Christopher F  (author)orcid ; Koehn, Clemens  (author)orcid ; Tier, Bruce  (author)
Publication Date: 2022
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Abstract: About a quarter of Aristotle's surviving writing is about biology, and some of that focusses on reproduction and heredity, particularly in his Generation of Animals, in which he describes a model of reproduction and heredity that is arguably congruent with modern understanding. To demonstrate that congruency, 12 statements from Generation of Animals are interpreted for their agreement with modem models of reproduction and heredity, followed by brief discussion of previous comments on this issue. It is concluded that, despite not assuming modem theories of genes-based heredity, Aristotle described a model that is mostly congruent with those theories.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 108(1), p. 11-29
Publisher: Washington Academy of Sciences
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0043-0439
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 500204 History and philosophy of science
430305 Classical Greek and Roman history
310599 Genetics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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Appears in Collections:Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
School of Science and Technology

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