David L. Thompson
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Against the concept that objects are defined by their self-contained essence – “thing-in-themselves” – Husserl and Foucault claim they are defined by intersubjectivity or social institutions. I argue that biological and even physical (complex) systems can constitute the unity and meaning of objects.
Keywords Co-Evolution, Evolution, Systems, Complex Systems, Biology, substance, essence, Foucault, Husserl
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