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Wholeness/Holism
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1. While the term ‘whole’ has been one of the fundamental concepts of Western philosophy and science from the outset, the concept of wholeness, as a scientific one, is a neologism, having come into use only toward the end of the nineteenth century. Here it is especially biology and psychology that give the concept the meaning that it still has today in scientific theory (‘holism’), medicine (‘holi…

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Grätzel, Stephan, “Wholeness/Holism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 01 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00481>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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