|Author||: Henri Bortoft|
|Total Pages||: 554|
|Rating||: 4/5 (040 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Wholeness of Nature written by Henri Bortoft and published by SteinerBooks. This book was released on 1996-10 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whereas most readers are familiar with Goethe as a poet and dramatist, few are familiar with his scientific work. In this brilliant book, Henri Bortoft (who began his studies of Goethean science with J. G. Bennett and David Bohm) introduces the fascinating scientific theories of Goethe. He succeeds in showing that Goethe's way of doing science was not a poet's folly but a genuine alternative to the dominant scientific paradigm. Bortoft shows that a different, "gentler" kind of empiricism is possible than that demanded by the dualizing mind of modern technological science and demonstrates that Goethe's participatory phenomenology of a new way of seeing--while far from being a historical curiosity--in fact proposes a practical solution to the dilemmas of contemporary, postmodern science. If you read only one book on Goethan science, this should be the one!