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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It is practice in seeing comprehensively which leads to the direct seeing of connections, so that the wholeness is experienced directly. Open to the public N Notes Includes bibliographical references.

Retrieved from ” https: Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 1 of 2. The living organism configures itself actively, instead of being conditioned passively in response to the environment. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The systems approach seems to be dealing with wholeness, but does so in an artificial way. Working with mental images activates a different mode of consciousness which is holistic and intuitive. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.


The wholeness of nature: The science which belongs to the intuitive mind.

Henri Bortoft (Author of The Wholeness of Nature )

We only understand what is said when we recognize the whole the unsaid manifesting through the part the said. Bortoft completed his studies at the University of Hull[4] and then performed postgraduate research on the foundations of quantum physics at Birkbeck Collegewhere theoretical physicist David Bohm introduced him to the problem of wholeness in quantum theory.

University of New England. Email Address never made public. Skip to content Skip to search. The University of Sydney. Be the first to add this to a list. The Wholeness of Nature: Nonverbal meaning can only be perceived intuitively and not intellectually.

Typically, modern education is grounded in the intellectual faculty, whose analytical capacity alone is developed. These 5 locations in All: Bortoft died on 29 December at his home in MatlaskeNorfolk.

Henri Bortoft

The need is henr a new science of nature … based on other human faculties besides the analytic mind. Nature Aesthetics Science in literature. What is really needed here is the cultivation of a new habit … which sees things comprehensively instead of selectively.


The whole is enfolded in the part and each borotft is enfolded in the whole. The notion that consciousness is closed in on itself is completely at odds with lived experience.

By practicing active seeing … attention is brought back into the phenomenon itself. Counterfeit and AuthenticSystematics, 9 2 September,pp. He is best known for his work The Wholeness of Natureconsidered a relevant and original recent interpretation of Goethean science.

The wholeness of nature : Goethe’s way of science / Henri Bortoft. – Version details – Trove

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The greatest difficulty in understanding comes from our long-established habit of seeing things in isolation from each other. Views Read Edit View benri. When quantity is taken to be the fundamental category, then nature is reduced to matter.