Organicism as Reenchantment explores how an organic metaphor for nature, based on the insights of philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, provides a basis for revitalizing the dialogue between the sciences and the humanities. The book examines the scientific work of Nobel laureate Ilja Prigogine and the vels of John Barth, and argues that the stories humans tell evolve in a manner strikingly similiar to nlinear, physical systems. The author contends that literature is an external manifestation of the internal relations of nature, providing insight into the fundamental structure of reality.
The Author: James Kirk received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Religious Studies from Abilene Christian University and his Ph.D. in History of Ideas from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the North Texas Philosophical Society and the Isthmus Institute. He has done extensive research into the convergence of the sciences and the humanities. Dr. Kirk currently teaches Philosophy andHumanities at Richland College and Collin County Community College.