Vis Vitalis Quotes (1 quote)
To complete a PhD[,] I took courses in the history of philosophy. As a result of my studies, I concluded that the traditional philosophy of science had little if anything to do with biology. I had no use for a philosophy based on such an occult force as the vis vitalis. But I was equally disappointed by the traditional philosophy of science, which was all based on logic, mathematics, and the physical sciences, and had adopted Descartes conclusion that an organism was nothing but a machine. This Cartesianism left me completely dissatisfied.