from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sociologist who explains social phenomena by biological analogies, or who conceives and interprets society as an organism.


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  • The world-soul, of course, should not be seen as a conventionally organicist concept.

    Notes on ''The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)'

  • The latter looms as the organicist abstraction of Odic transcendentality itself, where

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Combining Mladen Dolar's passing Freudian schema with Jameson's abiding Marxist one, we might say of a passage like this that the unconscious of voice itself — its lost organicist mythos — surfaces from inscription along with the attempted return, from beneath the simultaneous meliorations of euphony, of a repressed political unconscious.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • In a sense that is consistent with empiricism, Obama is an atomist (metonymist) and an organicist (synecdochean).

    An Ideology of Audacity

  • Whether he would grant a natural givenness to sex as a mode of reproduction common to most forms of life or whether he would see such categorization as one of the features that separate organicist biology from classical natural science

    Notes on 'Foucault and the Hedgerow History of Sexuality'

  • He saw himself more in the organicist tradition of Humboldt and was glad to find in R.A. Wilson's The Miraculous Birth of Language a contemporary linguist who had reached some similar conclusions to his concerning language's role and character in our social evolution.

    Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

  • On this holistic, organicist model, social institutions are analogous to the organs or limbs of a human body.

    Social Institutions

  • I also often introduce Coleridge's organicist view of "the balance or reconciliation of opposite or discordant qualities" in chapter fourteen of Biographia Literaria as another relevant theoretical statement.

    Ode on a Grecian Urn

  • Collective has a distributist, organicist connotation as well, which some might characterize as proto-fascist.

    The American Scene

  • The ideas of political will formation is deeply organicist in a physical sense at this stage in his writings.



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