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organicism

[ȯr′gan·ə‚siz·əm]
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Browning compares the Old Yellow Book to honey as well as to gold; in doing so, he recalls Coleridge's metaphor of the bees in "Shakespeare's Judgment" to show how Romantic organicism breaks down precisely around issues of consciousness and agency.
50) Bushnell's hints of organicism have already been identified as what enticed Davis all along because of their suggestion of a unitive energy pervading all things, restoring them to their true metaphysical correspondence with one another.
So far so good, but Howarth needs to acknowledge that this too is a kind of organicism, even if it is organicism lite.
It offers a way into another realm of organic imagery or even, given the association of rhizomes with networks of information, a way out of organicism itself.
Instead of arguing for an insular and isolating privacy we need greater intimacy, a slightly grubby organicism not the sterility of the cleansed mall bathed in antiseptic light and captured on video.
Two attributes of modernity may intensify this alignment: globalization and, to borrow Emile Durkheim's term, the increasing organicism of society.
Whitehead's particular form of organicism has been useful to a number of American poets.
In Hutcheson's 'national love', Deane discerns the origins of the love of the 'little platoon' that is the most famous feature of Burke's organicism.
Hence the region's purported traditionalism, coherence, stability, and organicism said a great deal more about the failings and desires of the modern intellectuals who revered that image of coherence than it did about the society and the mind of the Old South.
When the most theoretically radical and purist of the American New Critics, or Contextualists, praised the irreducible irony of the poem, an irony they believed arose from the poem's structural organicism and precluded the critic's reduction of poetic meanings to a propositional moral, they were performing a gesture of fidelity to the acknowledged matrix of their thought in Coleridgean romanticism.
Together they examine the stuff of which romanticism is made: radical politics, metaphysics, empiricism, imagination, organicism, millennialism, disillusionment, contemplation, political action, sensibility, the sense of self, repression, riot, revolution, channel crossings, Atlantic crossings, reform, social networking, social leveling, social class, abolition, dissenting religion, Unitarianism, secularization of society, natural supernaturalism, love letters, public opinion, debating clubs, corresponding societies, conversation, coffee houses, taverns, government spies, sedition, political pamphlets, publishers, newspapers, the theater, genre, feminism, sexual liberation, opium, Byronic dress, shopping, and .
Bushnell's organicism, in other words, fuels the fire of 19th century patriarchy.