Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the supposed character of the universe as a living organism whose atoms are severally endowed with sensibility: a hypothesis put forward by G. T. Fechner.

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  • Thus he distinguishes the _cosmorganic_ motion, which is performed in the whole of the universe, and the _molecular-organic_ motion, which we observe in the single organisms of the earth; he makes God the personal, self-conscious soul of this cosmical organism; and, in using the law of the tendency to stability, with which he completes the Darwinian selection theory, asserts that the organic in the whole of the universe, as well as in the narrow sphere of single bodies on the earth, is the first thing from which the inorganic was separated and became gradually fixed.

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

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