Darwin Commemorations and Three Generations of Historians of Biology

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July 18, 2018 - 12:10am

Critical Commentary

In this article, Akihisa Setoguchi discusses the history of biology in Japan in terms of three generations of historians defined by their relationship to Darwinism from 1909 to 2009. Specifically, he focuses on their respective assessments of the influence of Edward Sylvester Morse, who introduced Darwinism to Japan in 1877. In this context, Setoguchi discusses the institutional, epistemological, and political conditions that have shaped the concerns of historians of biology in Japan. 

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Anonymous, "Darwin Commemorations and Three Generations of Historians of Biology", contributed by Grant Jun Otsuki, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 August 2018, accessed 15 August 2022. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/darwin-commemorations-and-three-generations-historians-biology-0