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L'Embryon Formation Et Animation

L'Embryon Formation Et Animation


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L'embryon humain est-il un vegetal qui devient un animal lorsqu'il sort a la lumiere et recoit une ame dont l'intelligence ne se manifestera qu'a partir de l'age de raison? C'est bien ce que soutient un traite ancien qui fut d'abord attribue a Galien, le celebre medecin de l'epoque imperiale, mais qui l'est desormais a Porphyre, le disciple de Plotin. Cette definition de l'embryon s'oppose a ce qu'Hippocrate, Aristote, les stoiciens ou encore la Genese enseignaient sur l'origine de la vie humaine; elle s'inscrit egalement en faux contre l'opinion commune, qui penchait plutot pour une formation et une animation progressives de l'embryon. Le debat dans lequel ce texte s'inscrit se poursuivra dans les traditions hebraique, chretienne et islamique. Avec les recherches menees au XVIIe et au XVIIIe siecles, la question de la formation et de l'animation de l'embryon deviendra l'objet d'un savoir biologique, qui ne cessera de se developper. Et pourtant, en depit de decouvertes scientifiques etonnantes et d'innovations techniques prodigieuses, les questions philosophiques et theologiques que les textes anciens posaient sur la formation et l'animation de l'embryon gardent toute leur actualite. Ce recueil en propose une synthese, la plus complete possible.

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  • ISBN-13: 9782711619573
  • Publisher: Librairie Philosophique J Vrin
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 235 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: Histoire Des Doctrines de L'Antiquite Classique
  • Weight: 548 gr
  • ISBN-10: 2711619575
  • Publisher Date: 30 Jun 2008
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: French
  • Returnable: N
  • Sub Title: Antiquite grecue et latine tradition hebraique, chretienne et islamique
  • Width: 159 mm

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