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a system of conceptions about the modification and transformation of animals and plants; an antecedent of evolutionary doctrine. In Russian, the term “transformism” is used mainly to characterize the views of scientists of the pre-Darwinian period, when theories of organic transformation were not substantiated by evidence or by references to the motive forces of change.

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The approach I propose in Part 3 derives from this transformist tradition (Brown & Miller, 2005).
This year, the fest will step up with more acts than ever before (close to 200) and a wide array of not necessarily comic perfs, including one by Cirque du Soleil alum Franco Dragone and the Italian transformist Arturo Brachetti.
The faltering aristocratic line of the Sagrezwitch family and the tale's pervasive fatalism bear the allegorical mark of a similarly dubious modernity, conveying sociopolitical discontinuities and the sense of futility that marked the transformist politics of the nascent state, or what has been aptly described as 'la tragica disgiunzione fra la retorica risorgimentale che prometteva una nuova "casa" per gli italiani, e la triste realta postrisorgimentale che .
Referring to conventional political science distinctions between transformist and reformist political movements, Tom Bramble and John Minns' research into the S11 protest concludes:
Stephen Miller's intention in this book is to look at 'three main currents of Enlightenment thought that are implicit in the deathbed projects of David Hume, Samuel Johnson, and Jean Paul Marat'--respectively representing, in Miller's words, 'reformist and moderately hostile to traditional religion; reformist yet strongly in favour of traditional religion; and transformist [.
For Marable, radical democratic multiculturalism is transformist cultural critique.
As would be the case for the unrealized "anti-systemic forces" to which Wallerstein accredits potentially transformist force in historical change: Wallerstein, Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth-century Paradigms (Cambridge, Eng.
49) These elements, however, with rare exception (50) do not constitute explicit transformist or reflectivist theorising since most subscribe to rationalist assumptions and statist tenets.
It also reveals the aporias of critical theory itself once history (as such theory may claim) has "objectively" dissolved the revolutionary subject and stalled the transformist project.
In the way that Hugo deals with the tension between the unity of a Nation and the transformation of its culture over time--as read in its monuments--we may once again fancy that we hear echoes of Lamarckian transformist thought, or, more particularly, of its development by Geoffroy in the form of the theory of the unite de composition of the animal kingdom.
11) Even after Cuvier's death in 1832, the exigencies of politico-scientific affiliations kept transformist doctrines officially submerged.
107) Historical consciousness, global solidarity, and a feeling of greater responsibility toward the world and the future gave rise to a religious approach that he identified as transformist faith.

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