How organic thinking got lost and why it should be rediscovered

For ancient Greek philosophy, the relationship between the particular and the universal was important. The pre-Socratics, Plato, and the Stoics, talked much about microcosm and macrocosm. They developed an “organic” way of thinking able to consider both micro and macro phenomena. We still find traces of this tradition in modern science. In sociology, the word microcosm is used to identify small groups whose behavior is typical of a larger social body. In economics, macroeconomics is the study of the economic system as a whole, whereas microeconomics studies the economic behavior of individuals or small groups. In modern political thought and philosophy the micro-macro approach did not catch

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