Atomism and holism in the theory of personal well-being

Authored by: Jason Raibley

The Routledge Handbook Of Philosophy Of Well-Being

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415714532
eBook ISBN: 9781315682266
Adobe ISBN: 9781317402657


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Atomism in a particular domain claims that some phenomenon can be wholly understood in terms of its proper parts and the intrinsic properties of these parts. Holism denies this. Instead, holism claims that the thing in question must be understood also in terms of the relations among these parts, or in terms of irreducible properties of the whole.

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