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The Organism

By: Kurt Goldstein
Publisher: MIT Press
The Organism
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  • The Organism ISBN: 9780942299977 Paperback Apr 2000 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Goldstein's magnum opus, widely regarded as a modern classic in psychology and biology, offers a broad introduction to the sources and range of application of the "holistic" or "organismic" research program that has since become a standard part of biological thought.


Method of determining symptoms, certain general laws of organismic life, observations on persons with brain injuries; the organism viewed in the light of results obtained through atomistic method, the theory of reflex structure of the organism; theoretical reflections on the function of the nervous system as foundation for a theory of the organism; modification of function due to impairment of the organism; the nature of partitive processes; on the conception of the organism as a whole; certain essential characteristics of the organism in the light of the holistic approach; on Gestalt psychology and the theory of the physical Gestalten; the nature of biological knowledge, on norm, health and disease, on anomaly, heredity and breeding; on life and mind, the problem of organismic hierarchy; knowledge and action.

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Oliver Sacks, a neurologist, is the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, Musicophilia, and other books.
By: Kurt Goldstein
Publisher: MIT Press
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