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by Judith Schaefer,Adolf Portmann

  • Author: Judith Schaefer,Adolf Portmann
  • ISBN: 0231061943
  • ISBN13: 978-0231061940
  • ePub: 1488 kb | FB2: 1225 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Evolution
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr; 1st Edition. edition (April 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 174
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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A Zoologist Looks at Humankind ePub download

A Zoologist Looks at Humankind book.

A Zoologist Looks at Humankind book.

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Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Adolf Portmann books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. A Zoologist Looks at Humankind. New Paths in Biology. I discovered Adolf Portmann through the unpublished mansucripts of Alexander Mueller, an Adlerian psychiarist. Trusting Mueller's interest in holism and spirituality, I was not disappointed in Portmann's ideas. A profound, challenging, and stimulating read. Portmann introduces his ideas regarding the "form" of an organism through practical studies of the animals themselves considering not ony external shapes but internal developments such as nervous systems, organs and so forth. He brings to mind the interlaced wholeness of the organism, rather than being constructed from bits as seems to be the current way of thought.

Adolf Portmann (27 May 1897 – 28 June 1982) was a zoologist. Born in Basel, Switzerland, he studied zoology at the University of Basel and worked later in Geneva, Munich, Paris and Berlin, but mainly in marine biology laboratories in France (Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roscoff, ) and Helgoland. In 1931 he became professor of zoology in Basel. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove A zoologist looks at humankind from your list? A zoologist looks at humankind.

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Human newborns are unique among mammals in that, unlike other singly borne offspring, our babies cannot immediately get up, feed, and walk around like a newborn foal; yet our newborns’ .

Human newborns are unique among mammals in that, unlike other singly borne offspring, our babies cannot immediately get up, feed, and walk around like a newborn foal; yet our newborns’ brains are much more active than those of a litter of helpless newborn pups with their eyes still closed and their ears unable to hear. Thus, in comparison to other animals born one at a time, human babies are born at an earlier developmental stage, before their bodies have developed enough to walk around. English translation 1990, Columbia University Press, NY.

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Portmann, a Swiss zoologist, argues against investigating human nature only through biological comparison to other animals, and suggests concentration on our uniqueness as a species. He describes two concepts of evolution the biological and the historical and argues that we must go beyond the mechanism of mutation in order to understand our origins. Beautifully conceived and executed, but Portmann, in his desire to define the particularly "human", implicitly and unjustly diminishes the uniqueness and complexity of other animal species. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.