philosophy of organism

Definition of philosophy of organism

: a theory advanced by A. N. Whitehead that the ultimate entities of nature though governed by mechanical principles are not inert but are enduring structures of activity and that the nature of each reflects its organic relations with the larger structures of nature into which it enters

called also organic mechanism

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“Philosophy of organism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/philosophy%20of%20organism. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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