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THE  PHYSICAL  AND  NATURAL  SCIENCES   ABSTRACTIONS  REALIZED  IN  A  CONCRETE  ENSEMBLE  

Science  of  the  concrete   Science  of  the  abstract   from  an  erroneous  point  of  view:   from  a  true  point  of  view:  

                   
 
NOUN  
   
Adjective  
 
Abstract  noun  
{   Attribute  
quality  
property  
 
 
THE  FINE  ARTS  
 
LITERATURE  

  thing            
object  
body  
being  
{   long  
heavy  
indicates  the  property  
that  becomes  an  abstract  
noun  
{   length  (measured)  
weight  (measured)  

         
CHEMISTRY   PHYSICS    
  Acoustics   Sound  considered  as  a  body  (Étienne  
  Geoffroy)*  
           
BOTANY   BOTANY       Sculpture  and  
    Unity  of  plant     painting  
Individuals   Species,  genera,  families,  orders,  classes,  phyla   composition   plant  type   reproducing  plant  
    (Turpin)   forms  endowed  
with  ideal  beauty  
           
ZOOLOGY   ZOOLOGY       Statuary  and  
    Unity  of  plant     painting  
Individuals   Species,  genera,  families,  orders,  classes,  phyla   composition   animal  type   reproducing  
      animal  forms  
endowed  with  
ideal  beauty  
     
ANTHROPOLOGY    
   
 
 
 
 
   

{  
 
 

           
ZOOLOGICAL  ANATOMY   Comparative   General  anatomy   All  literary  
  zoological  anatomy   compositions  of  
an  elevated  order  
present  
ensembles  of  
abstractions  
worthy  of  being  
called  ‘creations.’  
Example:  Alceste  
and  Célimène  in  
Le  Misanthrope  
etc.,  etc.  
     
PLANT  PHYSIOLOGY   COMPARATIVE  PLANT  PHYSIOLOGY  
 
     
ZOOLOGICAL  PHYSIOLOGY   COMPARATIVE  ZOOLOGICAL  PHYSIOLOGY   APPENDIX  
    Although  musical  sounds  differ  from  the  articulated  sounds  of  language,  once  we  
    recognize  that  the  musician  is  able  to  produce  an  ensemble  of  harmonious  and  
MEDICINE   COMPARATIVE  MEDICINE   melodious  chords  capable  of  producing  in  us  impressions  that  give  rise  to  feelings  
    and  even  ideas  of  joy,  of  tenderness,  and  of  sadness,  it  is  possible  for  us  to  
    compare,  as  compositions,  the  work  of  the  musician  to  the  literary  work;  the  
NOMINALISM   REALISM   former,  of  course,  is  incapable  of  producing  an  effect  that  can  be  compared  to  a  
  form  or  image  recalling  the  concrete.  
   
*  Geoffroy:  "the  union  of  external  air  and  the  polarized  air  that  exits  through  one  
of  the  holes  in  the  tube  of  a  flute,  forming  the  matter  of  sound."  (Anatomie  
philosophique,  vol.  I,  p.  205.)