Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Minsky, Marvin (1985), The Society of Mind, Retrieved on 2016-03-14
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    14 MAR 2016

     "Holistic" is a Word That Hides Our Ignorance

    We're often told that certain wholes are more than the sum of their parts. We hear this expressed with reverent words like holistic and gestalt, whose academic tones suggest that they refer to clear and definite ideas. But I suspect the actual function of such terms is to anesthetize a sense of ignorance. We say gestalt when things combine to act in ways we can't explain, holistic when we're caught off guard by unexpected happenings and realize we understand less than we thought we did.
    Folksonomies: ignorance words
    Folksonomies: ignorance words
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