Lancelot Whyte

Lancelot WhyteIn hmolscience, Lancelot Whyte (1896-1972) was a Scottish engineer, physicist, and physicalism-based one nature evolution philosopher noted for []

In 1974, Whyte, in his posthumous The Universe of Experience, attempted to outline a “universal principle” verbalized sort of argument about the physics of organisms, using a soft-atheism slanting type of approach.

His work is cited by new age thinkers, such as Rupert Sheldrake (Ѻ) and Nathan Schwartz-Salant (Ѻ), two name two, and anti-reductionist theists such as Judson Herrick.

The following are representative quotes:

“The unitary principle provides a non-quantitative theory of tendency applicable to a wide class of one-way processes. It leads, e.g., to a theory of organism using terms which are equally relevant to ‘physical’ and to ‘mental’ processes, and do not imply any fundamental dualism.”
— Lancelot Whyte (1949), The Unitary Principle in Physics and Biology (pg. 45); cited by Judson Herrick (1956) in The Evolution of Human Nature (pg. 52) [1]

1. Whyte, Lancelot. (1949). The Unitary Principle in Physics and Biology (pdf). H. Holt.

Further reading
● Whyte, Lancelot. (1927). Archimedes: Future of Physics. Publisher.
● Whyte, Lancelot. (1931). Critique of Physics. Publisher.
● Whyte, Lancelot. (1944). The Next Development of Man. Publisher.
● Whyte, Lancelot. (1955). “One-Way Processes in Physics and Bio-Physics”, Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 6, 107.
● Whyte, Lancelot. (1955). “On the Relation of Physical Laws to the Processes of Organisms”, Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 7, 347
● Whyte, Lancelot. (1961). Roger Joseph Boscovich, S.J., F.R.S., 1711-1787: Studies of his Life and Work on the 250th Anniversary of his Birth (phlogiston, pgs. 159-60, etc.). G. Allen & Unwin.
● Whyte, Lancelot. (1974). The Universe of Experience: A Worldview Beyond Science and Religion. Publisher.

External links
Lancelot Law Whyte – Wikipedia.

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