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or·gan·i·cist

(ōr-gan'i-sist),
One who believes in, or subscribes to the views of, organicism.
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16) The key concept in an organicist theory of society is what eighteenth-century authors in Britain such as Samuel Johnson and William Paley recognized as the "principle of subordination.
Difference," we might say, turns into a verb; where the Nominalists and their empiricist heirs had located the identity of an object in its strict "incommensurability" (Verschiedenheit) with other entities, organicist and dialectical thinking derives the identity of a thing--and the "law" governing its form--from the progressive differentiation that characterizes its very mode of appearance, which in turn is reflexively appraised by the observing intellect in a process that Hegel calls "mediation" (Vermittlung).
The organicist aesthetic did not encourage the marshalling of evidence; indeed, there is no way to argue against this because it is not argumentation.
The conception of metaphor that informs the various studies is an ample one, as Redondo notes in his introduction: "la notion de metaphore a ete prise dans un sens large: elle a ete envisagee comme transfert de sens du reel au figure," based on the "pensee analogique" (5) that, throughout the Renaissance, "discovered" a system of correspondences (such as microcosm-macrocosm) taken as the basis for various organicist theories of hierarchy.
In the Fortnightly Review, of which he had been the first editor, Lewes announced that he was no longer a materialist, nor a spiritualist, but an organicist who had discovered the power of the social medium--supremely, as he maintained in Problems of Life and Mind, through the agency of language.
However, the "sympathies" in question assume meanings and implications that belong to the organicist, transcendentalist tradition of the Romantic sublime as distinct from the notion of social or relational sympathy embedded in sentimental literature.
Her central thesis is that nineteenth-century organicist theories shaped turn-of-the-century modernist aesthetics.
To view a neoclassical work as an integrated whole, van den Toorn concludes, requires broader notions of compositional unity than organicist notions of tonal process and developing variation.
Regionalist ideology, as reconstructed by Dorman from a number of sources (with Lewis Mumford, particularly The Golden Day, his guiding light), is profoundly organicist and particularist.
Using White's typology of historiographical styles, we may locate the imaginative historiographical style of Sybil and Coningsby in the system of "elective affinities" that conjoins the modes of comic emplotment, organicist argument, conservative ideological implication, and irony.
13) This section, however, is an appendix: an "indecomposable" element in the fluidity of the text, that has yet to be recomposed within a less conventionally organicist organization of knowledge.
Just as Schlegel's many organicist and stereotypically "romantic" statements about poetry are relativized, if not contravened, by the possibility of "error and of madness, or of obtuseness and of stupidity" (35) implied by his combinatorial poetics, his right-thinking political sentiments are undercut by the ambiguous political values tacit in his aesthetic theory.