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organized bodycorpus organisato (lat.); corps organisé (fr.); organisierter Körper (ger.)

  • Body of an organism; living being.
    organism organic body organism
    Est autem propria materia animae corpus organizatum: est enim anima entelechia corporis organici physici potentia vitam habentis.
    Thomas Aquinas (1259-64). Summa contra gentiles: 4, 44, 5; cf. 4, 44, 6.
    ut, organizato tali corpore, Deus in illo talem animam creet

    Suárez, F. (1597). Disputatio metaphysica: Disp. V, sec. 6, No. 5 (Opera omnia, 28 vol., Ed. C. Berton, Paris 1856-78): XXV, 182a; cf. no. 8 (183a); id. [1571-74]. De anima (Opera omnia): III, 473ff. (book III, cp. 2, nr. 7ff.); cf. Cheung, T. (2006). From the organism of a body to the body of an organism: occurrence and meaning of the word ‘organism’ from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Brit. J. Hist. Sci. 39, 319-339: 324; id. (2008). Res vivens: 126.


    Here dare I not define’t, th’Entelechy/ of organized bodies. For this life,/ This centrall life, which men take souls to be,/ Is not among the beings relative

    More, H. (1642). Psychōdia Platonica: F4v (Bk. 1, Cant. 2, Nr. 24).


    were we not lulled asleep by Custom or Sensuality, it could not but Trouble, as well as it Injures areasonable Soul to lgnore the Structure and Contrivance of that admirably Organiz’d Body in which she lives, and to whose intervention she owes the Knowledge she hath of other Creatures.

    Boyle, R. (1663/64). Some Considerations Touching the Usefulnesse of Experimental Naturall Philosophy: 9.


    tho’ the Curious and Delicate Shapes of Salts, be Generally us’d as Arguments of the Great Plastick Skill of Substantial Forms; yet I must own, I think them very flight things, compar’d with Organiz’d Bodies

    Boyle, R. (1666-67). The Origin of Forms and Qualities (The Works, vol. 1, Ed. R. Boulton, London 1699): 62.


    the Soul of man is something else, than the Organized Body in due motion

    Anonymus (1670). [Rev: Tenison, T. (1670). The Creed of M. Hobbes Examined.]. Philos Trans. 5, 2080-2081: 2081.


    il y a une gradation entre les Corps organisés, qui va en descendant du plus composé au plus simple, depuis l’Homme jusques au moindre Insecte, au plus chetif Zoophyte, & à la moindre Plante. Et sans aller si loin, les Cheveux, le Poil, les Ongles & les Dents du Corps humain, nous fournissent l’exemple de Corps qui végetent, qui ont une figure déterminée & dont l’organisation est très-peu composée. Ainsi il seroit vrai de dire que tout est organisé dans la matiere, & que l’irregularité & l’inorganisation que nous voyons dans une infinité d’Amas, ne sont qu’apparentes, parce que nous ne saurions appercevoir que de loin, le régulier & l’organisé.

    Bourguet, L. (1729). Lettres philosophiques sur la formation des sels et des crystaux et sur la génération & le méchanisme organique des plantes et des animaux: 58.


    There may be Animalcula or Organised living Bodies of all Sizes, from those of a Pepper Corn and lower, up to a Whale and higher [...] Organised Bodies fit for Animation, and living Functions, consisting of Organs in Number infinite

    Cheyne, G. (1733). The English Malady: 94-5.


    His Material part [viz. of the first Man] […] was the Dust of the Earth, work’d up into an organiz’d Body, to be sustaind upon the common principles of Nutrition.

    Kennicott, B. (1747). Two Dissertations. The First on the Tree of Life in Paradise, with some Observations on the Creation and Fall of Man; the Second on the Oblations of Cain and Abel: 31.