Definitions for organicismɔrˈgæn əˌsɪz əm
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or•gan•i•cismɔrˈgæn əˌsɪz əm(n.)
Philos.the view that some systems resemble organisms in having parts that function in relation to the whole to which they belong. Cf. holism.
Pathol. the doctrine that all symptoms arise from organic disease.
a view of society as an autonomous entity analogous to and following the same developmental pattern as a biological organism.
Origin of organicism:
1850–55; organic+ -ism
theory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes
The treatment of society or the universe as if it were an organism
The theory that the total organization of an organism is more important than the functioning of its individual organs
The theory that disease is a result of structural alteration of organs