I am extremely happy today to be able to announce the start of a new project on Transition Consciousness, the publication of Henri Bortoft’s. It was with great sadness that we learnt of Henri Bortoft’s passing away on the 29th December Henri was a hugely important philosopher. Henri Bortoft is the author of The Wholeness of Nature ( avg rating, 61 ratings , 7 reviews, published ), Taking Appearance Seriously ( avg ra.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The notion that consciousness is closed in on itself is completely at odds with lived experience. Skip to content Skip to search.

The viewpoint of materialism is a distortion that results from a one-sided emphasis on the category of quantity. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The wholeness of nature: Nonverbal meaning can only be perceived intuitively and not intellectually. Nature Aesthetics Science in literature.

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We can experience nature as living presence, instead of an object standing over against us. The lived body is the sensing body and as such it is the organ through which we can encounter the sentience of nature. Language, Will, and the FactSystematics, 6 3 December, You are commenting using your WordPress. The quantitative way of seeing discloses a world fragmented into separate and independent units.


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Henri Bortoft – Wikipedia

Subsequently, Bortoft worked with John G. Pledge to develop a formal language that was rigorouly descriptive of scientific activity.

These online bookshops told us they have this item: Life exists only as a continuing present. It discloses the analytical world. Mathematics, logic, and language are strangely entangled in Western philosophical thinking. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat The wholeness of the system is the left brain representation of the wholeness which presences through the right brain.

But it is a sheer fact of experience that what is meant is always more than we can say.

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We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. By practicing active seeing … attention is brought back into the phenomenon itself. Notes Includes bibliographical references.

What is really needed here is the cultivation of a new habit … which sees things comprehensively instead of selectively.


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University of Sydney Library. Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus. Reblogged this on Graceful Education and commented: He is best known for his work The Wholeness of Natureconsidered a relevant and original borhoft interpretation of Goethean science. Notify me of new comments via email. Towards an Objectively Complete Language: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Be the first to add this to a list.