Interconnection, moving towards the holism

deep_ecologyThere is a strong current in contemporary culture advocating ‘holistic’ views as some
sort of cure-all. . . . Reductionism implies attention to a lower level while holistic
implies attention to higher level. These are intertwined in any satisfactory description:
and each entails some loss relative to our cognitive preferences, as well as some gain
. . . there is no whole system without an interconnection of its parts and there is no
whole system without an environment. (Varela in Rudrauf et al., 2003, p. 40)

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