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There he had used the argument of the human actions for two purposes--in defence of vitalism as well as against psycho-physical parallelism--because: "a necessary consequence of the usual parallelism is the doctrine of an ubiquitously uninterrupted chain of mechanismic causality; who, however, denies the consequence of a doctrine must logically also deny its premises".
Smith, with whom Charlotte Smith corresponded, held to Linnaean principles, viewing plants as separate from the animal realm and as displaying mere mechanical responses rather than conscious reactions, botanical debates between mechanism and vitalism continued throughout this time.
Thus the new disciplines of Bergsonian vitalism, Nietzschean ethics, and evolutionary and social psychology on the one hand and the new politics of neo-royalism on the other all offered new takes on the doctrine of Original Sin.
For Moses, vitalism is the framework through which these modernists conceived of character as an ever-emerging set of attitudes and attributes that develop and change according to the unexpected circumstances of daily life.
What opponents of dualism and vitalism often do not see is that Thomas Aquinas offers an alternative view of nature and human nature that would fully honor the discoveries of contemporary science while avoiding the errors of materialism and dualism, and that Thomas's philosophy offers a way of accounting for the "more" in nature that modern science recognizes.
Martin's reading of vitalism is productive in that it draws out a pronounced anatomical trope within Woolf's prose.
3) While focusing on the philosophic and literary works of Antenor Orrego and Cesar Vallejo, two of the more prominent members of this group, this essay also foregrounds the role that vitalism and its afterlife has had in shaping twentieth-century Andean cultural production, particularly as reiterated through Andean writers like Gamaliel Churata, who worked during Vallejo's life time and beyond, and Jose Maria Arguedas, who wrote through the late 1960s, as well as French writers Gilies Deleuze and Felix Guattari, during the second half of the twentieth century.
Consequently The Hill of Dreams contains a current of vitalism that, in the words of Evelyn Underhill, 'is materialism inside out: for here what we call the universe is presented as an expression of life, not life as an expression or by-product of the universe.
This contradicted the widely held doctrine of vitalism, which claimed that chemicals made by living organisms could never be made in the laboratory.
Nietzsche, he thinks, is a pioneering philosopher precisely because he understood the philosophical implications of evolutionary theory; however, it is because Nietzsche (definitely) rejected Darwinian mechanism and (allegedly) embraced a form of vitalism that Dennett rejects his philosophy of the will to power.
I try to restrain the energy just a moment before it is expressed externally; I reject vitalism in theatre because the energy that works on a deeper level is that which is withheld: the katechon, the restraining force of the ancient Greeks.
Rather, his purpose is to stress the immanent non-rationality of Deleuze's vitalism of "anorganic life" as a key element of Deleuze's philosophy and his vision of the cosmos.