Formative drive

In hmolscience, formative drive or “bildungstrieb” (Blumenbach, 1781), from bildung meaning "formation" + trieb meaning "drive", is a hypothesized epigenetic driving force posited to direct form reproduction in plants, animals, and humans. [1]

See also
‚óŹ Freud-Schiller drive theory

1. (a) Blumenbach, Johann. (1781). On the Formative Drive of the Generation Process (Uber den Bildungstieb und das Zeugungsgeschafte) (image). Gottingen: Johann Dieterich.
(b) Goethe, Johann. (c.1800). “Bildungstrieb”, in: Scientific Studies (Goethe: the Collected Works, Volume 12) (translator: Douglas Miller) (pg. 35). Princeton University Press, 1988.
(c) Engelstein, Stefani. (2008). Anxious Anatomy: the Conception of the Human Form in Literary and Naturalist Discourse (pg. 13-14; Goethe, ch. 2). SUNY Press.

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