Regulating agents, functional interactions, and stimulus-reaction-schemes: the concept of "organism" in the organic system theories of Stahl, Bordeu, and Barthez.


In this essay, I sketch a problem-based framework within which I locate the concept of "organism" in the system theories of Georg Ernst Stahl, Théophile Bordeu, and Paul-Joseph Barthez. Around 1700, Stahl coins the word "organism" for a certain concept of order. For him, the concept explains the form of order of living bodies that is categorically different… (More)


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