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Johannes W. Rohen
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in the Human Organism and Human Society
After decades of meditating on the human organism leading up to his major work Functional Morphology, renowned anatomist Johannes Rohen applies his functional approach to the study of social life. The result is a holistic yet highly differentiated view of human society as a dynamic organism.
Rohen shows that the same functional principle of threefoldness that informs the human organism on all of its levels is also inherent in human society – and in more subtle ways than have been previously described. He points out that each of the three main aspects of society – cultural, political and economic – has a threefold structure of its own. His insights suggest that the dynamic principle of threefoldness provides a key to understanding social life on ever deeper, more comprehensive levels.
Rohen’s systematic application of organic thinking to social life is spiced by his often passionate critique of current social forms and practices. His views are original and refreshing.
Available in print from Steiner Books