Retraction Note to: Diverging views of epigenesis: the Wolff–Blumenbach debate

Retraction Note

1 Retraction to: HPLS (2017) 39:12  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-017-0138-1

The author has retracted this article (Gambarotto 2017) as it contains sections that substantially overlap with the following publications (Roe 1981; Dupont 2007; Witt 2008).

On p. 3, second paragraph, “he conceived of” to “nutritive force” should have been attributed to Roe (1981, p. 114).

On p. 5, first paragraph, “The ‘germ’” to “after conception” should have been attributed to Dupont (2007, p. 40).

On p. 5, first paragraph, “With this model” to “for animals’” should have been attributed to Dupont (2007, p. 41).

On p. 5, second paragraph, “dispenses” to “supplementary force” should have been attributed to Witt (2008, p. 662).

On p. 6, first paragraph, from “Von der eigentümlichen” to “not cause them” should have been attributed to Roe (1981, p. 115).

Translations on p. 6 should have been attributed to Roe (1981, pp. 115–118).

Translation on p. 8 should have been attributed to Dupont (2007, p. 42).

The author, Andrea Gambarotto, agrees to this retraction and apologizes for any inconvenience to the reader.

References

  1. Dupont, J.-C. (2007). Pre-kantian revival of epigenesis: Caspar Friedrich Wolff’s de formatione intestinorum (1768–69). In P. Huneman (Ed.), Understanding purpose. Kant and the philosophy of biology. Rochester: University of Rochester Press.Google Scholar
  2. Gambarotto, A. (2017). Diverging views of epigenesis: The Wolff–Blumenbach debate. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 39, 12.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-017-0138-1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Roe, S. A. (1981). Matter, life and generation: Eighteenth-century embryology and the Haller–Wolff debate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Witt, E. (2008). Form—A matter of generation: The relation of generation, form, and function in the epigenetic theory of Caspar F. Wolff. Science in Context, 21, 649–664.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fonds National de la Recherche ScientifiqueUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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