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Quote of the Day: “Creative evolution synthesises from the parts a new entity not only different from them, but quite transcending them.”

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In all the previous cases of wholes, we have nowhere been able to argue from the parts of the whole. Compared to its parts, the whole constituted by them is something quite different, something creatively new, as we have seen. Creative evolution synthesises from the parts a new entity not only different from them, but quite transcending them. That is the essence of a whole. It is always transcendent to its parts, and its character cannot be inferred from the characters of its parts.

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December 31st, 2013 at 11:59 am

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