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organicism

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In fact, Schocket himself shows that simply describing representations of the Revolution as essentialist or organicist is not sufficient to understand them.
Conservatives, Schocket maintains, "hold no monopoly on essentialism." There are, it turns out, left-leaning essentialists and conservative "organicists." Apparently, in these cases, essentialists differ from organicists because of epistemology, not politics.
Now that we have revisited the groundbreaking work of the Organicists, it is time to discuss the evidence for the integral role of PMP in adaptation to novel environments.
(58) Literature and practice which linked to organicist views of environments contrasted significantly with dominant middle class fractions that favoured the rapid modernisation of economies and environments.
For example, emphases on interdisciplinary connection making and curriculum integration (e.g., VanTassel-Baska & Stambaugh, 2006) are strongly organicist and contextualist.
The Odessa cordage manufacturer, Jacques Novicow (1849-1912), was a staunch organicist, social Darwinist, and economic liberal, but also a strong pacifiSt.
Organicists would think of substance dependence as the result of individuals' predictable development in a system, that is, an anticipated pattern of behavior one could expect from the client's history.
In this they competed with organicists such as Mustafa Kamil, who, attacking modernity as Western and therefore suspect, saw the legal, social, and biological inequality of women as part of "the stable structures of past tradition" that must underwrite any political formation (Stowasser 1994, 6; more generally, Kandiyoti 1994, 378-79).