- 1The doctrine that everything in nature has an organic basis or is part of an organic whole.More example sentences
- Much of his work at Harvard focused on metaphysics, especially his emphasis on organicism and process.
- Low mysticism is immanent, relies on a sort of pantheistic organicism; high mysticism is transcendent, depending on gods / God that is beyond.
- Similarly, contextualism and organicism are world hypotheses that tend to see things in terms of wholes, even though they are preoccupied with different dimensions.
- 2The use or advocacy of literary or artistic forms in which the parts are connected or coordinated to the whole.More example sentences
- It tended to read as a superficial organicism applied over the work's underlying axiality.
- One felt, in her marriage of geometry and chaos, something of the Post-Minimal organicism of Eva Hesse.
- Hesse's abstract organicism feels very present, especially in the many wall-mounted sculptures featuring the large pods that have become something of a hallmark for Neff.
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- He's speaking the language of organicist conservatism - a credo of natural hierarchies and congenital cultural partitions.
- Ostensibly an organicist term for civil society, which enjoyed much currency during the seventeenth century, it nevertheless has a long and interesting genesis.
- But how many on the right, aside from Schmitt, explicitly rejected German Romanticism - the main current of German conservatism, with its organicist ideas of the volk - as intellectually and politically bankrupt?
mid 19th century: from French organicisme.
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