Biosophy History

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The history of Biosophy.

Pythogoras is supposed to have use the term 'biosophy' to refer to mondern day 'philosophy'.

He was a mathematician and classified science into four parts:

Arithmetic = number in itself

Geometry = number in space

Music or harmonics = number in time

Astronomy = number in space and time

 


Modern Western times:

The term Biosophy was probably used in 1806 by Ignaz Paul Vitalis Troxler, a Swiss philosopher whose early works followed F. W. J. Schelling.

It was later used by other philosophers like Peter Wessel Zapffe (1899-1990), who used biology as the foundation of his philosophy. Zapffe first set out his ideas in Den sidste Messias (en. The Last Messiah) (1933). Later Zapffe gave a more systematic defence in his philosophical treatise Om det tragiske (en. On the tragic) (1941). The Biosophical Institute claims that Dr. Frederick Kettner (1886-1957) was the founder of biosophy [2]. Kettner was himself originally inspired by the organicism of Constantin Brunner.

Contemporary 'biosophers' include Jong Bhak (1994), who defines Biosophy as a "new way of performing philosophy generated from scientific and biological awareness" [3]. Bhak developed his theory of Biosophy while studying at Cambridge university in 1995 and afterwards. The main difference of Bhak's biosophy from other philosophy is that his biosophy is a computable philosophy. It borrows Russell's logicism and extends it to a computational set of ideas and knowledge. One ultimate aim of biosophy is to construct a logical thinking machine that can do philosophy for human beings.

 

Jong Bhak's Biosophy

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