Alla ricerca della selezione naturale: scienza e filosofia nei taccuini naturalistici di Darwin, Wallace e Lyell
proff. Simone Pollo, Nunzio Allocca, Elena Gagliasso
Interessi di Ricerca (Inglese):
Starting from a philosophical and historical scientific analysis of the work of Charles Darwin, my research focuses on the notebooks (in particular the C and the D) of the author of the Origin of Species, in an attempt to compare them with ideas and the theories presented in the notebooks of two other famous protagonists of the evolutionary debate of that time, the naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and the geologist Sir Charles Lyell. Through a careful study of these notebooks it will be possible to retrace and offer a complete picture of the journey taken by the minds of these three authors, developing a study able to offer a new perspective both on the parallel development of their reasoning paths, detailing their steps, contents, motives, differences and influences (philosophical, political and scientific), both on the composition and genesis of their great evolutionary works (whose first buds we find precisely in their notebooks), thus clarifying one of the most significant moments in the history of evolutionism.