Signs of Mimetics

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.


Mimetic isomorphism in organization theory refers to the tendency of one organism to imitate another in substance and structure, This concept may prove useful in fact, or at least as an apt metaphor, for how our ancestors mimicked nature to evolve into a creative species. Early inventions and artistic creations demonstrated that Homo sapiens were capable of shifting between thought processes, directed at first toward only concrete objects to eventually representational objects via abstract thoughts. In due course, we accumulated knowledge and understanding of the world, not only what lay beyond the human form, but within the human form, the biology-psychology of the anatomy and mind.

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  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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