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Autore principale:Bandinelli, Angela, 1966-
Titolo:1783 Lavoisier and Laplace, another crucial year, antiphlogistic chemistry and the investigation on living beings between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Angela Bandinelli.
Abstract:The present paper suggests a new interpretation of Lamarckian biology based on the analysis of the different theories concerning living beings between the 18th and 19th centuries. The nouvelle chimie introduced a new concept of combustion that overturned the way of thinking about the heat of bodies. Moreover it is possible to show that the nouvelle chimie opened a new era by also changing the organisation of the so called "animate machine". The living body turned into a "natural compound" constantly exposed to material transformation. Thanks to the nouvelle chimie the living body became a natural system, i.e. a unit governed by two physico-chemical laws: the principle of the conservation of heat (1783) and the principle of the conservation of mass (1789). The belief in a living machine subject to Newtonian dynamics started to crumble: the image of a complicated machine died to give birth to the new concept of system. The living body was no longer a concern of mechanics but of physical-chemical discourse  
Visionato in:IMSS
In:Nuncius    A. 18, fasc. 1 (2003), p. 127-139
Chimica--Studi specifici.
Persone:Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent de, 1743-1794.
Laplace, Pierre Simon de, 1749-1827.
Sudd. cronologiche:Secolo XVIII.
Secolo XIX.