This quantity explores the interactions among organisms and their environments and the way this “entanglement” is a basic point of all existence. It brings jointly the paintings and concepts of historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, uniting more than a few new views, equipment, and frameworks for analyzing and realizing the ways in which organisms and environments interact.
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Baldwin was forced to resign his professorship at Johns Hopkins. He was also forced to resign his presidency of the International Congress of Psychology, which was to have been held in 1910. He and his family left the country, moving first to Mexico and later to France, where he lived out most of the rest of his life.
Life,’ or ‘experience,’ is the fundamental conception; and whether you take it physically or mentally, it involves an adjustment between terms. ’ A situation implies at least two factors, each of which is both an independent variable and a function of the other variable. Call them E (environment) and O (organism) for simplicity’s sake. They interact and develop each other without end; for each action of E upon O changes O, whose reaction in turn upon E changes E, so that E’s new action upon O gets different, eliciting a new reaction, and so on indefinitely.
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