Jacques Loeb

Jacques Loeb

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Rman born, Jacques Loeb was both a biologist (nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1901) a political activist. Drawing on his correspondence, the authors highlight Loeb's organizational actions a political opinions during the years of 1906 to 1924, the year of his death. As a social activist a scientist, Loeb influenced, Rasmussen a Tilman say, qthe scientific community, the politically sensitive public, a ultimately the underlying population against conservative a reactionary attitudes toward race, ethnicity, poverty, criminality, war a religion.q In chapters on Loeb's research agenda, position on World War I, social activism, his influence on the economist Thorstein Veblen a finally on his philosophy a politics, the authors sketch a man who was hailed early in his career for his work on spontaneous generation of marine embryos a recognized later for his active challenge to social intolerance.Phillip Pauly has suggested that the Great War and its aftermath so alienated Loeb from politics that he withdrew into his ... Needless to say, Loeb spent a great deal of his time and energy on the Cattell case because it was homegrown, in Newanbsp;...

Title:Jacques Loeb
Author:Charles Rasmussen, Rick Tilman
Publisher:American Philosophical Society - 1998


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