Conception de la société comme un organisme d'ętre vivant.
Theory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes.
Conception of life or society as an organism
In political philosophy, a theory about the nature of the state, describing and explaining the state in terms of a living organism. The theory owes much to the ancient Greek political philosophers, especially Aristotle.
Some organicists, notably the German G W F Hegel, seem to hold that the state is a superperson, and an end to which its citizens are the means. The French Enlightenment philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the English neo-Hegelian T H Green were also organicists.