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Holism: Holism is the assumption that the elements or the subject domain of a theory are accessible only with simultaneous availability of all elements or objects of this domain. It is also assumed that a change to an element does not exclude changes to all other elements at least. The statement "everything is connected with everything" is however a wrong characterization of the holism, since it is logically erroneous.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Esfeld I 364
SuppesVsDavidson: Physics as well as psychology treats open, non-deterministic systems and these are holistic.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Suppes I
P. Suppes
Introduction to Logic Mineola 1999

Suppes II
P. Suppes
Models and Methods in the Philosophy of Science: Selected Essays New York 2010

Es I
M. Esfeld
Holismus Frankfurt/M 2002


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