holism

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Synonyms for holism

the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole

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Schumacher, drew upon humanity's great wisdom traditions to recapture an understanding of this anti-reductionist attentiveness to what is, moving easily among scholastic, Hindu, Taoist, and Buddhist thought.
For example, a 2003 UNESCO declaration contains an anti-reductionist statement followed immediately
Yet despite his explicitly anti-reductionist approach, his portrayal is defined as much by what he leaves out of the analysis, and I end up with questions basic to the study of religion and ritual: what is "ritual"?
3) Dworkin's basic approach to the issue might be described as an anti-reductionist approach, one that assigns an indispensable role to the group.
Will it result in a facile anti-reductionist anfractuosity so skilfully punctuated way back by E.
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