In hmolscience, anorganic, from an- meaning “not’, “without”, “lacking” (ΡΊ), + -organic, meaning “related to organs”, as compared to inorganic, refers to []

In 1799, Friedrich Schelling, in his First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature, employed the terms “anorganic” and “organic”, in a way that seems synonymous with “inorganic” and “organic”, but discussed in his own peculiar theory. [2]

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“The mind is nothing but the result of an organic combination of physical powers. The universe is, as it were, a chemical, magnetical, electrical, etc., laboratory, in which, the material powers (also called vital powers) consummate their unceasing changes and transformations. Where one formation ceases [final state], another begins [initial state]. Even the corpse of man lives; but this is no longer human life, it is only the life of ‘anorganic’ nature [see: inorganic life], to which the human form, after its dissolution, returns, and out of which ‘organicnature reproduces itself. There is nothing dead in the world, and dying implies only a retransformation to the material of common life.”
Karl Heinzen (1846), Six Letters to a Pious Man (pg. 14)

1. Schelling, Friedrich. (1799). First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature (anorganic, pgs. 69-72, 107). SUNY Press, 2012.

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