Kurt Goldstein
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Philosophy of Mind
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Synopsis:
  • Theory of disease
  • The organism cannot be divided into "organs": it is the whole that reacts to the environment
  • "Disease" is a manifestation of a change of state between the organism and its environment
  • Healing does not come through "repair" but through adaptation of the whole system
  • The organism cannot simply return to the state preceding the event that changed it, but has to adapt to the conditions that caused the new state
  • A local sympton is not meaningful to understand a "disease", and the organism's behavior during a disease cannot be explained as a response to that specific symptom
  • A sick person's body undergoes mass-scale adjustments

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