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Harrington, 1995. Social Research 62(2):357-385

Metaphoric Connections: Holistic Science in the Shadow of the Third Reich
Anne Harrington

Social Research: An International Quarterly
The Power of Metaphor
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 62, No. 2 (Summer 1995): 357:385

ABSTRACT: This article discusses the function of metaphor in the analysis of holism in the Third Reich. Beginning in 1890, a holistic approach to the life and mind sciences developed in Germany as both part and product of a larger cultural cosmology. Even though holistic science began to identify its basic problems, principles and paradigmatic research findings prior to World War I, the coming and especially the catastrophic loss of the war was a real turning point, a crisis for workers within the science--as it was for intellectuals across society in general. One sees the evidence for this among the holists, not only in their letters and explicit statements, but in the dramatic intensification of interest so many...
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