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The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe's Way of Science

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Product description

The scientific work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) represents a style of learning and understanding which is largely ignored today. Modern science tends to break objects down in a purely analytical way; by contrast, Goethe was interested in the 'whole' of a phenomenon, and in particular the relationship between the object and the observer. In this illuminating study, Henri Bortoft examines the phenomenological and cultural roots of Goethe's approach to science. He argues that Goethe's insights, far from belonging to the past, represent the foundation for a future science respectful of nature.

Condition: Ex-library, cover has very bubbled plastic covering and tear to head of spine. Marks to foreedge. Ex-library sticker on spine, FEP and inside of back cover. Book shows some signs of minor water damage in warping of cover and early pages but all pages are nevertheless clean and readable. Binding is tight.

Item details

Author(s):
Bortoft, Henri
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0863152384
ISBN-13:
9780863152382
Number of pages:
419
Publisher:
Floris Books
Title:
The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe's Way of Science

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The scientific work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) represents a style of learning and understanding which is largely ignored today. Modern science tends to break objects down in a purely analytical way; by contrast, Goethe was interested in the 'whole' of a phenomenon, and in particular the relationship between the object and the observer. In this illuminating study, Henri Bortoft examines the phenomenological and cultural roots of Goethe's approach to science. He argues that Goethe's insights, far from belonging to the past, represent the foundation for a future science respectful of nature.

Condition: Ex-library, cover has very bubbled plastic covering and tear to head of spine. Marks to foreedge. Ex-library sticker on spine, FEP and inside of back cover. Book shows some signs of minor water damage in warping of cover and early pages but all pages are nevertheless clean and readable. Binding is tight.

Author(s):
Bortoft, Henri
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0863152384
ISBN-13:
9780863152382
Number of pages:
419
Publisher:
Floris Books
Title:
The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe's Way of Science

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