Thursday, 9 September 2010

Learned a new word: holon

Of particular relevance to thinking about DeLanda's ontology perhaps:

Holon: something that is simultaneously a whole and a part.

Thanks Wikipedia.

2 comments:

  1. it's a great concept. it captures a lot of what needs to be said with an assemblage theory. Koestler was a genius in so many ways.

    the notion has been pushed pretty far by controversial non-academic philosopher (guru?) Ken Wilber, check him out and let us know your thoughts...

    cheers~

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have a look!

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