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Running head: HOLISM VS. REDUCTIONISM 1 Holism vs. Reductionism Wilmington University IST 8100 Summer 2014 07/12/2014
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HOLISM VS. REDUCTIONISM 2 Table of Contents Abstract …………………………………………………………………………………………...3 Holism vs. Reductionism …………………………………………………………………………4 Holism …………………………………………………………………………..…………….4 Reductionism …………………………………………………………………………………5 Discussion ………………………………………………………………………………………...6 Benefits of holism on reductionism …………………………………………………………..6 Need of holism over reductionism ……………………………………………………………7 Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………..7 References ………………………………………………………………………………………...8
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HOLISM VS. REDUCTIONISM 3 Abstract This research helps in determining the need of holism over reductionism. Holism is considered to be an alternative approach for system thinking. It not only identifies the parts but also helps in understanding the evolution of new entities from the old entities. So, holism is referred as better approach than reductionism in terms of systems thinking. Reductionism will help detect the parts and also identifies the working conditions. It will also help in understanding the interconnections of network in a system. Both holism and reductionism helps in understanding the nature of the system and helps in improving the systems thinking. System thinking will be applicable in most of the aspects of the world. It is used in sociology, physiology, information technology and biology. The situation has to be analyzed in a better way based on the field of study and analysis. Keywords: Holism, reductionism, organization, approach
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HOLISM VS. REDUCTIONISM 4 HOLISM vs. REDUCTIONISM Holism Holism is not a new concept. It existed for social and science general qualitative purposes. Holism helps to check and understand the object as a whole. If holistic approach is followed for case studies, then those cases will be referred as case oriented. Holistic approach
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