The Whole and the Simultaneous

  • Charles François
  • Alexander Piscitelli
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)

Abstract

Western thought has been largely dominated since the 17th century by reductionist and deterministic concepts and models. This was probably inevitable because of the need to sail from the quagmire of allegorical and formal thinking (a quagmire within which we should take great care not to get trapped in our days).

Keywords

Simultaneous Process Multilevel System Causal Determinism Formal Thinking Stochastic Phenomenon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles François
    • 1
  • Alexander Piscitelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Capital FederalArgentina
  2. 2.Capital FederalArgentina

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