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  Holism
To understand how holism accounts for motion and the structure of matter we have to recognize that the way we perceive things moving relative to each other in space has given us a misconception of the true nature of space.
In holism motion doesn't have to be produced.
Geometry of dynamics is static; geometry of holism is kinematic.
www.non-newtonianphysics.com /holism.htm   (2851 words)

  
  Holism and Nonseparability in Physics
In one interpretation, holism is a methodological thesis (Section 2), to the effect that the best way to study the behavior of a complex system is to treat it as a whole, and not merely to analyze the structure and behavior of its component parts.
Physical Property Holism: There is some set of physical objects from a domain D subject only to type P processes, not all of whose qualitative intrinsic physical properties and relations supervene on qualitative intrinsic physical properties and relations in the supervenience basis of their basic physical parts (relative to D and P).
On this last interpretation, violation of state separability in quantum mechanics leads to physical property holism: it implies, for example, that a pair of fundamental particles may have the intrinsic property of being spinless even though this is not determined by the intrinsic properties and relations of its component particles.
www.seop.leeds.ac.uk /archives/fall2004/entries/physics-holism   (8229 words)

  
 Holism and Nonseparability in Physics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
In one interpretation, holism is a methodological thesis (Section 2), to the effect that the best way to study the behavior of a complex system is to treat it as a whole, and not merely to analyze the structure and behavior of its component parts.
Physical Property Holism: There is some set of physical objects from a domain D subject only to type P processes, not all of whose qualitative intrinsic physical properties and relations supervene on qualitative intrinsic physical properties and relations in the supervenience basis of their basic physical parts (relative to D and P).
On this last interpretation, violation of state separability in quantum mechanics leads to physical property holism: it implies, for example, that a pair of fundamental particles may have the intrinsic property of being spinless even though this is not determined by the intrinsic properties and relations of its component particles.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/physics-holism   (8237 words)

  
 Holism
Holism as an idea or philosophical concept is diametrically opposed to atomism.
Quantum relational holism, resting on the nonlocal entanglement of potentialities, is a kind of holism not previously defined.
The holism is not the extreme holism of Parmenides or Spinoza, where everything is an aspect of the One.
abyss.uoregon.edu /~js/glossary/holism.html   (1166 words)

  
 "Holism, Mental and Semantic" by Ned Block
Mental (or semantic) holism is the doctrine that the identity of a belief content (or the meaning of a sentence that expresses it) is determined by its place in the web of beliefs or sentences comprising a whole theory or group of theories.
Mental holism is the corresponding view for belief content--that the identity of a belief content is determined by its place in the web of beliefs comprising a theory.
Another route to holism arises from considerations involving the analytic/synthetic distinction (q.v.), that is, the distinction between claims that are true solely in virtue of meaning and claims that depend also on the way the world is.
www.nyu.edu /gsas/dept/philo/faculty/block/papers/MentalSemanticHolism.html   (4012 words)

  
 Holism
Holism is the idea that the properties of a system cannot be determined or explained by the sum of its parts alone.
Holism is the tendency in nature to form wholes that are greater than the sum of parts.
Holism also means that an object or system can be recognized as a type, only with a few well chosen characteristics.
www.clementashley-consulting.com /Holism.php   (272 words)

  
 Holism and Nonseparability in Physics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy/Fall 2000 Edition)
In one interpretation, holism is a methodological thesis, to the effect that the best way to study the behavior of a complex system is to treat it as a whole, and not merely to analyze the structure and behavior of its component parts.
Alternatively, holism may be taken as a metaphysical thesis: There are some wholes whose natures are simply not determined by the nature of their parts.
Indeed, physical relational holism seems at first sight too weak to capture any distinctive feature of quantum phenomena: even in classical physics the spatiotemporal relations between physical objects seem not to supervene on their qualitative intrinsic physical properties.
www.science.uva.nl /~seop/archives/fall2000/entries/physics-holism   (6839 words)

  
 History of Smuts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Holism (from the Greek Holos, whole) is the theory, which makes the existence of "wholes" a fundamental feature of the world.
Holism is therefore a viewpoint additional and complementary to that of science, whose keywords are continuity and mechanism.
Holism is an attempt to explore an alternative scheme which will yet avoid the pitfalls of vitalism.
www.isss.org /primer/smuts.htm   (1057 words)

  
 Holism and analytic philosophy Mind - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At first glance holism seems to be opposed to analytic philosophy.(1) It is often associated with a treatment of wholes that is not accessible to the conceptual tools of rational analysis (see, for instance, Bunge 1979, pp.
Holism in quantum physics is said to refute atomism, which has been predominant in modern philosophy of nature.
Holism with respect to intentional phenomena is seen as an alternative to the Cartesian philosophy of mind and knowledge, which dominated modern thought down to logical empiricism.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2346/is_n426_v107/ai_20550242   (957 words)

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