• UNAM, Mexico City
    Instituto De Investigaciones Filosóficas
    Research Fellow
King's College London
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1992
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    This paper argues that our modern concept of biological heredity was first clearly introduced in a theoretical and practical setting by the generation of French physicians that were active between 1810 and 1830. It describes how from a traditional focus on hereditary transmission of disease, influential French medical men like Esquirol, Fodéré, Piorry, Lévy, moved towards considering heredity a central concept for the conception of the human bodily frame, and its set of physical and moral dispos…Read more
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    Storytelling, statistics and hereditary thought: the narrative support of early statistics
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 37 (1): 41-58. 2006.
    This paper’s main contention is that some basically methodological developments in science which are apparently distant and unrelated can be seen as part of a sequential story. Focusing on general inferential and epistemological matters, the paper links occurrences separated by both in time and space, by formal and representational issues rather than social or disciplinary links. It focuses on a few limited aspects of several cognitive practices in medical and biological contexts separated by ge…Read more
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    Exploring heredity: diachronic and synchronic connections
    History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 35 (1): 45-50. 2012.