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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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is "as much a precursor of deconstructive as of organicist methods
In fact, Schocket himself shows that simply describing representations of the Revolution as essentialist or organicist is not sufficient to understand them.
He begins by noting how the piece continues Moore's, Stein's, and blues music's efforts to move beyond organicist concerns with natural balance and pastoral beauty.
Essentialists venerate a pantheon of heroes; organicists emphasize "forced" and "forgotten" founders, telling their stories, resurrecting their perspectives, and lauding their contributions.
An example of these ideal types is the typology of border development stages, which is incomplete and flawed from the previously mentioned organicist perspective, in which the border moves from a primary stage of closure to a superior stage of opening.
For Browning, organicist theories of poetic genius risk equating the poet's creation with God's.
58) Literature and practice which linked to organicist views of environments contrasted significantly with dominant middle class fractions that favoured the rapid modernisation of economies and environments.
While the political sphere was an organicist ambience dissolving the individual within the order (well represented by the image of the Leviathan), (7) the economic sphere had to enhance individual freedom and emancipation, understood as access to the proprietary order.
Colebrook argues that, in their efforts to think toward effective political intervention in the ongoing economic disaster, philosophers such as Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, and Slavoj Zizek relapse into organicist models of personhood and community.
In the first section, "Capitalism and Unsustainable Development," Bellamy, Clark, and York develop this rather organicist concept of a metabolic rift as the basis for a Marxist ecology.
Which means, paradoxically, this political discourse of Hobbes's is vitalist, organicist, and mechanicist .
3) Michael Wolff, "Hegel's Organicist Theory of the State: On the Concept and Method of Hegel's 'Science of the State,'" in Hegel on Ethics and Politics, eds.
d) the cultural elements refer to three fundamental dimensions: first, there is a strong interconnection between progressivism and popular political education centred upon the question of how public philosophy and civic dialogue can contribute to the progressive idea of democracy; (23) second, the mentors of the progressive movement insisted that the fundamental characteristic of progressivism is the criticism of the Constitution; they supported the cultural concept of historical contingency to the detriment of the idealist insistence on the unchanging nature of constitutional principles; in this sense, American progressivism was influenced by German historicism and Hegel's organicist idea of the state as a living being; (24) third, from the standpoint of political culture, Roberto M.
I could reconstruct four of them: organicist, fatalistic, naturalistic and terminologistic.
In other words, Whitman was not only a pioneer of collage, he was also a Transcendentalist, a Romantic organicist, and an Idealist, among other things, and these, too, entered deeply into the form and matter of his writing.