A New Synthetic Framework; The Wholist Perspective

Valent, Paul (1998) A New Synthetic Framework; The Wholist Perspective. [Book Chapter]

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The aim of this paper is to present a new synthetic perspective. The synthesis includes observations from a number of disciplines such as physiology, medicine psychiatry, and traumatology, underpinned by evolutionary biology. The framework, it is suggested, can help to reexamine and clarify important philosophical questions. They include old and new dichotomies such as those of mind-body, scientific-humanist, reductionist-whole, and linear-non-linear. Further, the framework affords perhaps for the first time, a logical basis for, and initial heuristic categorizations of specifically human qualities including emotions, morality, values, meanings and purpose. An innate language may parallel the logical base and categorizations. The perspective has practical clinical applications, but perhaps more importantly, it contributes to an overall view of humans.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:evolution, emotions, physiological responses, trauma, sociobiology, biopsychosocial, stress, illnesses, strain, fulfillment, happiness, unhappiness, ethics, morals, principles, meanings, wisdom, social responses, appraisals, survival survival strategies, strategies of survival, fight, flight, rescue, attachment, grief, loss, adaptation, competition, struggle, cooperation, love, murder, wickedness
Subjects:Philosophy > Epistemology
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:384
Deposited By: Valent, Paul
Deposited On:24 Jun 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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