Maupertuis and the eighteenth-century critique of preexistence

@article{Hoffheimer1982MaupertuisAT,
  title={Maupertuis and the eighteenth-century critique of preexistence},
  author={M. Hoffheimer},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1982},
  volume={15},
  pages={119-144}
}
  • M. Hoffheimer
  • Published 1982
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
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