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Substance, Structure, Form and Function in the Psychosomatic Phenomenon

Black, S

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, July 2004, Vol.21(1-6), pp.115-119 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Substance, Structure, Form and Function in the Psychosomatic Phenomenon
  • Author/Creator: Black, S
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: IV. Theoretical Aspects and Basic Research: Psychophysiology, Psychoanalysis
  • Is Part Of: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, July 2004, Vol.21(1-6), pp.115-119
  • Description: To explain the psychosomatic phenomenon it has been proposed on thermodynamic evidence that all biological information is eventually transmitted in terms of molecular form and that the primeval basis of mind is the informational system which results [Black, 1969, 1970]. Logical analysis now shows that the substance of inanimate matter always constrains its structure, which in turn constrains its form, to give the causal chain: substance→structure→form. Introducing the concept of function, the only rational causal chain which then explains the living chemistry is found to be: form→function→substance→structure. This conclusion supports the thermodynamic model quoted.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0033-3190 ; E-ISSN: 1423-0348 ; ISBN: 9783805514828 ; ISBN: 3805514824 ; E-ISBN: 9783318061673 ; E-ISBN: 3318061670 ; DOI: 10.1159/000287661