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Imperative Commitment to Holism
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J.C. Smuts; "Father of Holism":

 

• To me the holistic aspect of the universe is fundamental, and appears to be the key position both for the science and the philosophy of the future.

 

• '....detailed things derive  most of their meaning, significance and functioning from the whole of which they are but parts.'

 

• From the parts it is never possible to reach the whole, because the sum of the parts still gives us a collection of partial and external relations and not that inward totality which constitutes the whole.