Johannes Rohen is known as the father of functional anatomy, and his anatomy books are used by medical students around the world. In this book, he turned his attention to human society, applying his functional approach developed over decades of meditating on the human organism.
The result is a holistic yet highly differentiated view of human society as a dynamic organism that takes our understanding of social issues to a deeper level of insight. He sees the same threefold structure at work in human society as he sees in the human organism.
This is a stimulating and challenging book from a renowned master.
C O N T E N T S:
Foreword to the English edition
The Threefold Organization of Life Processes in the Human Organism
The Structure of the Social Organism
The Governmental and Legal System
The Structure of the Cultural–Educational System
The Structure of the Economic System
Threefold Functional Organization in the Social and the Human Organism: A Comparison
The Legal–Political Sphere in relation to the Rhythmic System
Blood Circulation and the Nature of Money Aberrations
Outline of a Social Order based upon Three Independent Systems
What Can We Do?
Dr. Johannes Wolfgang Rohen (b. 1921) received his medical degree from the University of Tübingen in 1946. He became head of the Department of Anatomy in Marburg in 1964 and in Erlangen in 1974. His main scientific interest has been the functional morphology of tissues of the anterior segment of the eye, the eyelid apparatus, and the pathogenesis of glaucoma (documented in more than 300 scientific papers). His three-dimensional reconstructions of the various functional systems of the eye (summarized in the Handbook of Microscopic Anatomy) helped lay the groundwork for scientific ophthalmology. He introduced his views into fields of anatomy and wrote textbooks on related subjects. His Photographic Atlas of Gross Anatomy has been translated into eighteen languages and is a standard text in the US. Dr. Rohen has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for his work and is a member of numerous organizations dedicated to research in areas related to his lifelong work.