The Mechanistic/Vitalistic Dualism of Chiropractic and General Systems Theory: Daniel D. Palmer and Ludwig von Bertalanffy

@inproceedings{Callender2007TheMD,
  title={The Mechanistic/Vitalistic Dualism of Chiropractic and General Systems Theory: Daniel D. Palmer and Ludwig von Bertalanffy},
  author={Alana K. Callender},
  year={2007}
}
  • Alana K. Callender
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • ABSTRACT Objective The purpose of this paper is to investigate similarities and differences between the mechanistic/vitalistic dualism of chiropractic and general systems theory. Discussion Early chiropractic philosophy is compared with the progression of general systems theory from its roots in vitalistic thinking to quantum theory. The writings of D.D. Palmer predate those of Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901-1972), the acknowledged founder of general systems theory. The mechanistic/vitalistic… CONTINUE READING

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