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A Constructive Postmodern Perspective on Self and Community

From Atomism to Holism

By (author) Hoyt L. Edge
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1994
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773490752
ISBN-13: 9780773490758
Barcode No: 9780773490758
Synopsis
The kind of thinking which this study calls "atomistic" has come to predominate in Western culture. The text describes four assumptions of modernism: atomism, foundationalism, dominionism, and "mind as reason". It traces the origins of these ideas and their implications, and then describes a transition from atomism to holism and the increasing emphasis on relational thinking in a number of areas, from politics to science and ethics.

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