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From: Wikipedia.

Holism (from Greek ὅλος holos “all, whole, entire”) is the idea that various systems (e.g. physical, biological, social) should be viewed as wholes, not merely as a collection of parts.[1][2] The term “holism” was coined by Jan Smuts in his 1926 book Holism and Evolution.[3]

The exact meaning of “holism” depends on context. Smuts originally used “holism” to refer to the tendency in nature to produce wholes from the ordered grouping of unit structures.[3] However, in common usage, “holism” usually refers to the idea that a whole is greater than the sum of its parts.[4] In this sense, “holism” may also be spelled “wholism“, and it may be contrasted with reductionism or atomism.[5] Finally, in the context of holistic medicine, “holism” refers to treating all aspects of a person’s health, including psychological and cultural factors, rather than only his/her physical conditions or symptoms.[6] In this sense, holism may also be called “holiatry“.[7]

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