Adonis Press publishes and promotes books on Goethean phenomenological science: a science that moves from the investigation of discrete objects in space to conscious participation in transformational processes over time, to the apprehension of essential qualities. It also offers essays, poetry, and other literary works.
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In this collection of brilliant essays, Frederick Amrine brings us up to date on the current reception of Goethe’s scientific work and how it relates to such contemporary thinkers as Thomas Nagel, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Gilles Deleuze, Thomas Kuhn, and many others. In this context he explores Goethe’s organic thinking in relation to the new paradigm of emergence.
What is qualitative science?
By John Barnes
We live in a science-based culture dominated by measurements, graphs, statistics and calculations. The more we think in terms of quantity, however, the more we value the richness of qualitative experience which we seek for in nature, the arts, in religious experience and in human relationships as an inwardly fulfilling, yet elusive antidote to our obsession with numerical accuracy. In the end, most of us would choose quality over quantity. But “subjective” qualitative experience is discounted in our “objective” science-based culture. Indeed it is thought of as the antithesis of scientific objectivity. Is there—can there even be—such a thing as qualitative science?
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