Socio-physical monism

In hmolscience, socio-physical monism is a general one nature monism, as compared to a general two nature dualism, view of the universe according to which the same laws govern in the social and economic world as in the physical, such as embodied in the works of Leon Winiarski (SN:4), Henry Carey (SN:9), Wilhelm Ostwald (SN:18), and Eugene Roberty (SN:41), such as summarized by Howard W. Odum (1929), e.g. see: Odum classification, per citation to Pitirim Sorokin (1928) and his "Mechanistic School" chapter.

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“Of the earlier analogies the theories which attempt to interpret social phenomena in terms of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and mechanics are perhaps the most noteworthy. They border on the philosophical approach in that they assume a socio-physical monism, and end in the unprovable [see: proof]. They border upon the modern objective approach in that they attempt to apply the method of the physical sciences to the social sciences.”
Howard W. Odum (1929), on the “mechanistic theory” approach (see: Odum classification) [1]

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1. Odum, Howard W. and Jocher, Katharine C. (1929). An Introduction to Social Research (§7: “Types of Approach: the General Analogical”, §§: “Mechanistic Theories”, pgs. 108-110). H. Holt and Co.

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