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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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These may be taught in context or in isolation as needed, but the result should stress holism in pupils securing ideas.
17-21) It is from here that holism, powers, and causality were shaped into the vitalist story that responded to the mechanism of the 17th century.
Ecological Consciousness of Rebuilding the Ecological Holism
In my view, what is further needed in this intriguing comparison of concepts from quantum theology and trinitarian theology is a master metaphor (akin to the Aristotelian understanding of substance) that would explain the dynamic relationship between relational holism and superposition in a more readily intelligible manner.
They identify several types of individualism and holism considering the position toward facts, objects, properties and causation, which they group in four theses:
Martin describes holism as "the most fundamental discovery of 20th-century science," a bold claim that he defines as "the discovery that the entire universe is an integral whole" composed of fields within fields that mirror the broader structure.
A clever twist is that holism turns out to be a "feature rather than bug": the fact that many interpretations are consistent with a behavior makes it possible to offer "nonobvious" rationalizations for it.
The aim is to conduct research that meets anthropological requirements for holism and ecological validity, as well as psychological requirements for systematicity and replicability.
Furthermore, the argument advocates confirmational holism, which broadly speaking is the view that "theories are confirmed or disconfirmed as wholes" (p.
Smuts's next manuscript was completed in 1910, 'An inquiry into the whole', revised in 1924 and published in 1926 as Holism and evolution (Smuts, 1926).
This "new" paradigm for the nursing and health care profession saw nurses embracing and integrating holism into both their profession and personal lives.
Khursheed Shah said there is complete freedom in country to express opinion but to resort to holism and damaging of property is condemnable.
Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, 4th Edition
Within this new cultural holism, the political test that determines left from right is no longer the redistribution of wealth, but a far more individualistic test of 'wellness' in relation to quality of life, security from risk and sustainability.
The measurement of cellular bioenergetics, the processes by which cells produce and consume energy, is fundamental to determining the growth, development, function and meta holism of cells.