The theories of vitalism, exemplified by the doctrine of the entelechy put forth by Hans Driesch, were once popular in the history of science. However, current scholars reject vitalism as a metaphysical heresy because it violates the metaphysics of materialism or physicalism.
The Death of Early Twentieth Century VitalismMaster's Thesis
|Contributor||Katherine Brading, Research Director|
|Contributor||Phillip R. Sloan, Research Director|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
|Degree Discipline||History and Philosophy of Science|
|Degree Name||Master of Arts|
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