EP04: Plant Observation & Goethean Science

In this interview Craig Holdrege director of The Nature Institute discusses how the methodology of Goethean

Science can enhance our ability to observe and experience plants and guide us into a whole different way of knowing and understanding the plant kingdom.

His passion is to develop what Goethe called “delicate empiricism” — an approach that learns from nature how to understand nature and is infused with a cautious and critical awareness of how intentions and habits of mind affect human understanding.

His research takes two directions. In the first, he carries out studies of animals and plants that tell the story of these organisms as dynamic and integrated beings within the larger web of life. He has written monographs and many articles, most of which can be viewed on this website.

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