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Le néo-vitalisme au XIXe siècle : une seconde école française de l'émergence ?

Abstract : The philosophical notion of emergence was developed by British philosophers at the end of the 19th and early 20th century so as tocapture the appearance of novelty in nature. At that time, French philosophers from the " spiritualist positivism " movement formulatedvery similar ideas: these philosophers constitute, according AnneFagot-Largeault, a " French school of emergence ". The notion of emergence was indeed born out of a critique of mechanism. Itflourished also in opposition to a second doctrine, namely vitalism, andit truly took consistence as an alternative to both extremes. Hence our proposal to identify a " second French school " of emergence withinthe critique of vitalism in France.
keyword : vitalisme
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Christophe Malaterre. Le néo-vitalisme au XIXe siècle : une seconde école française de l'émergence ?. Bulletin d’histoire et d’épistémologie des sciences de la vie , Editions Kimé, 2007, 14 (1), pp.25-44. ⟨halshs-00790920⟩

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