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Hole Ousia is beyond measurement.

Lennox and Gotthelf, in “Philosophical Issues in Aristotle’s Biology”:

Hole Ousia described - from 'Philosophical issues in Aristotle's biology'

Hans-Georg Gadamer, in “The Enigma of Health” :Gadamer on Hole Ousia

In a poetic form by Peter J. Gordon:

Hole Ousia collage

 

Omphatyp’

Omphatyp-definition

Derivation of “Omphatyp”:

◾[Ompha] –  from Omphalos, the centre, the belly, where until umbilically cut, we have home. Belly, also suggesting “gut reaction”.

◾[Typ] – from Typos, a blow, impression, image or figure. Where words and numbers have an equal place in understanding. And where words and numbers can be re-arranged. “Concrete poetry” was noted for the spatial placement of the words and numbers. This intrinsic typography was developed as an art-form by Ian Hamilton Finlay who has been an inspiration to me.

Omphatyps challenge the separation of the two cultures: 
Arts and Sciences. And why only two?

 

“The art grows larger and the science grows smaller as I think about it”

Unfortunately I could not make this recent conference. This debate was one that I had wished to attend. I have debated with Professor Alistair Burns before: however it was the subject of this particular debate, given the philosophy behind Hole Ousia, that captured my interest:Science has little placeI have just come across this most thoughtful reflection, following the debate by Professor Susan Benbow, Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: CropperCapture[1]CropperCapture[2]CropperCapture[3]And here is a reply to Professor Susan Benbow by Dr Dave Jolley:CropperCapture[4] CropperCapture[5] CropperCapture[6] CropperCapture[7] CropperCapture[8]I may have missed this conference debate but this communication between two colleagues heartens me enormously.