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Alexander, Samuel (1859–1938)

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10.4324/9780415249126-DC001-1
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DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC001-1
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Alexander propounded a metaphysical system based on a view of Space-Time differentiated into ‘motions’ from which new qualities emerged at certain levels of organization; matter, life and mind being those qualities so far realized. Space-Time is a process with a ‘nisus’ (that is, an internal drive) towards a quality, as yet unrealized, called ‘Deity’.

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    Emmet, Dorothy. Alexander, Samuel (1859–1938), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DC001-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/alexander-samuel-1859-1938/v-1.
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