Some Primary Notions of the Philosophy of Organism

  • Dorothy Emmet


An organism is the community of the Universe in the service of the individual.—C. G. STONE, The Social Contract of the Universe.


Subjective Form Actual Entity Actual Occasion Existential Import Concrete Fact 
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    For the notion of “givenness ” in this sense, cf. A. E. Taylor, Plato, the Man and His Work, 3rd edition (London, 1929), P. 455.Google Scholar
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    Cf. J. S. Haldane, The Sciences and Philosophy (London, 1929), pp. 326 sq., where structure is described as the expression of a co-ordinated persistence of activity.Google Scholar

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© Dorothy Emmet 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorothy Emmet
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  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Lady Margaret HallOxfordUK

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