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theory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes

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3) This is the major argument of my Wellek Library Lectures, A Reopening of Closure: Organicism Against Itself (New York, 1989).
58) Manchester's middle-class Unitarians eagerly embraced Channing's spiritual egalitarianism, romanticized theology, and social organicism.
Their irreverence not only toward New Critical standards but toward all highfalutin poetic pronouncements and political agendas distinguishes them from the more programmatic antiformalists, and their free forms, which manage without the mystifications of nostalgic organicism and technetronic iconoclasm alike, have proven widely influential.
Adherents of the idealist tradition in Romantic poetry, as is well known, reduced Locke to a sign of mechanical passivity and pitted against him the animating principles of organicism.
This conclusion, which rests its case on a literary simile deployed in passing to characterise a political regime, has little to tell us about Read's understanding of the aesthetic dimensions of organicism in abstract art, his support of Gabo, Hepworth and others in these terms, or his anarchism.
Moreover, in the realm of American architectural theory, Holliday convincingly positions Eidlitz midway between the protofunctionalist Horatio Greenough and the functionalist Sullivan, even while establishing a precedent for Frank Lloyd Wright's end-of-century organicism.
Schenker attacks traditional music theory for being unrelated to practice, and he distinguishes the subjectivity of the composer from the objectivity of the music as a self-organizing structure, hence the concepts of organicism and genius.
In her meticulous examination of the cosmological and mythical passages in the Timaeus, Philebus, Politicus, and Laws she argues that Plato held a kind of panpsychism and organicism that marries a teleological view of nature to a notion of the 'imitation of god.
The Bauhaus theater in particular was shaped by the lineage of the total work of art, particularly by the crystalline model, an artwork that sought to expose the mechanical rather than burying it beneath the veneer of organicism while at the same time seeking to restore a unified aesthetic state.
Describing his architectural vision, Wright discusses the elements of architecture, his ideas about organicism, working with different materials and landscapes, form and style, and specific projects as examples.
2) In certain respects this piece is a natural follow-up to her earlier writings on the use of metaphor in musical discourse, especially the influential article "The Living Work: Organicism and Musical Analysis.
It offers a way into another realm of organic imagery or even, given the association of rhizomes with networks of information, a way out of organicism itself.
The book opens with two general chapters ("A Definition and a Provisional Justification" and "A Different Cosmos") in which the theories of both eighteenth-century mechanicism and organicism are fleshed out.
After a useful review of Austen's place in the literary canon as delineated by the Augustan, realist, feminist, or Marxian critics, Tuite makes her own claims for Austen's romantic identities: "Austen is one of the first practitioners of Romantic organicism" (11), which can be seen in what Tuite calls the "heritage-culture canonical production of Austen within the broad British cultural legacy of Romantic-period organicism itself (13).
The aspect of organicism in Simms's representation of social harmony on Porgy's plantation is of the utmost importance.