Between biology and chemistry in the Enlightenment: how nutrition shapes vital organization. Buffon, Bonnet, C.F. Wolff

@article{BognonKss2019BetweenBA,
  title={Between biology and chemistry in the Enlightenment: how nutrition shapes vital organization. Buffon, Bonnet, C.F. Wolff},
  author={C{\'e}cilia Bognon-K{\"u}ss},
  journal={History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences},
  year={2019},
  volume={41},
  pages={1-46}
}
This paper seeks to characterize how the study of nutrition processes contributed to revisit the problem of vital organization in the late eighteenth century. It argues that focusing on nutrition leads to reformulate the problem of the relation between life and organization in terms of processes, rather than static or given structures. This nutrition-centered approach to life amounts to acknowledge the specific strategic role nutrition played in the development of a materialist approach to the… Expand

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