This research paper will compare and contrast Holism (Systems Thinking)
versus Reductionism. The research paper must be submitted using Safe Assign.
The paper will be five pages: (a) Describe Holism - 2 pages, (b) Describe
Reductionism - 2 pages, (c) Compare and contrast Holism versus
Reductionism - 1 page.
APA format; Minimum of 4 professional/peer review references. Note:
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Holism (Systems Thinking)
Systems thinking commonly referred to as Holism argues that parts of a being can never
exist independently and as such are always interconnected to form the whole. Likewise, Peace
(2000) explains that following the theory of holism, an individual part of a whole being cannot
by itself be understood by it own without referring to the other parts. In this respect, the whole
being usually explains to a great extent the individual components as opposed to the ability of
individual parts being in a position to explain the whole. This notion is applicable in sociology,
philosophy, and linguistics as well as science on a general perspective.