9780942299977-0942299973-The Organism

The Organism

ISBN-13: 9780942299977
ISBN-10: 0942299973
Edition: New Ed
Author: Kurt Goldstein
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Zone Books
Format: Paperback 424 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780942299977
ISBN-10: 0942299973
Edition: New Ed
Author: Kurt Goldstein
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: Zone Books
Format: Paperback 424 pages

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Acknowledged author Kurt Goldstein wrote The Organism comprising 424 pages back in 2000. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0942299973 and 9780942299977. Since then The Organism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Foreword by Oliver Sacks Kurt Goldstein (1878-1965) was already an established neuropsychologist when he emigrated from Germany to the United States in the 1930s. This book, his magnum opus and widely regarded as a modern classic in psychology and biology, grew out of his dissatisfaction with traditional natural science techniques for analyzing living beings. It offers a broad introduction to the sources and ranges of application of the "holistic" or "organismic" research program that has since become a standard part of biological thought. Goldstein was especially concerned with the breakdown of organization and the failure of central controls that take place in catastrophic responses to situations such as physical or mental illness. But he was equally attuned to the amazing powers of the organism to readjust to such catastrophic losses, if only by withdrawal to a more limited range that it could manage by a redistribution of its reduced energies, thus reclaiming as much wholeness as new circumstances allowed. Goldstein's theses in The Organism have had an important impact on philosophical and psychological thought throughout the twentieth century, as evidenced in the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Georges Canguilhem, Ernst Cassirer, and Ludwig Binswanger.

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