Theory of Tropisms

Discipline: Philosophy

Proposed by Jacques Loeb (1859-1924), a physiologist and physician who was associated with the Rockefeller Institute in New York. The concept that all the activities of animals and humans are determined by tropisms, just as plant movements are determined by tropisms.

Loeb believed that matters of the mind and inner life will ultimately be explained by physio-chemical mechanisms that remain elusive today.

G Blandino, Theories on the Nature of Life (New York, 1969)


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