A Subjective Theory of Organism (Hardback)
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A Subjective Theory of Organism (Hardback)

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Hardback 266 Pages / Published: 08/11/1995
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This original and thought-provoking volume examines organic life as subjective activity. It shows that organic life operates differently from objective thought and truth. The volume considers topics such as: the origin of life, the absorption of food, the operation of heredity, and the possible control of further evolutionary development. Contents:; Preface: Activity in Perspective; Acknowledgement; Activity as a Presupposition; Limitations of Objective Thought for Organic Control; The Greek Development of Objective Knowledge: Parmenides and Plato; Aristotle's Natural Entities and Their Limitations; Dualism and the Development of Subjective Thought; Berkeley and Knowing Other Subjects; Knowing Organisms as Subject; A Plan for Examining Organisms as Active Agents; The Origin of Life from the Inorganic; Organisms and their Food; Heredity; The Mode of Evolutionary Change; The Control of Evolution; Conclusion; Index.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761800774
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 220 x 146 x 20 mm


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In this brief but ambitious book, Mr. Diefenbeck develops a metaphysical position that sees activity as the fundamental reality; shows the inability of traditional objective modes of thought to comprehend activity, outlines a subjective epistemology that overcomes these limitations, demonstrates the power of these insights by applying them to problems of organism and evolution, and speculates on their possible use to achieve advances in the control of organic development that might be called miraculous. The author's theory of knowledge is developed more fully elsewhere, but this book contains the most complete published statement of his metaphysical position. I recommend the book very highly. * Thomas Gillooly *
In this brief but ambitious book, Mr. Diefenbeck develops a metaphysical position that sees activity as the fundamental reality; shows the inability of traditional objective modes of thought to comprehend activity, outlines a subjective epistemology that overcomes these limitations, demonstrates the power of these insights by applying them to problems of organism and evolution, and speculates on their possible use to achieve advances in the control of organic development that might be called miraculous. The author's theory of knowledge is developed more fully elsewhere, but this book contains the most complete published statement of his metaphysical position. I recommend the book very highly. * Thomas Gillooly *

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