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The_Need_To_Move_Beyond_Homo_Faber

Post by GreatandWiseTrixie » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:15 pm

https://philosophynow.org/issues/106/Th ... Homo_Faber
Maria daVenza Tillmanns argues that we need to be holistic in our approach to solving complex problems.

In this article I would like to highlight a distinction between two essentially different orientations of thinking. One looks from the inside out, the other from the outside in. To focus from the inside out is to start from the individual problem, person, state, country, nation and his/her/its specific needs. To focus from the outside in is to start from the whole and its needs: from the earth as a whole, the country as a whole, the community as a whole, the person as a whole, the problematic situation as a whole. To start from the whole is to start from the context in which a problem presents itself, rather than to focus strictly on the problem itself.

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Post by GreatandWiseTrixie » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:18 pm

I agree whole heartedly.

Also, we should be more holistic in the literal science. How do we expect to perform great science hunched over pixelated machines? Ergonomics must be considered, healthy diets, and lots of tender care and back massages.
Society considers such things "taboo" and considers work where a man doesn't suffer, to be less "legit". The is an old adage saying great art comes through great suffering. They extend this mentality to science as well, producing sterile, cramped, and non-holistic working conditions with zero love allowed.

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