UNIFICATION PROBLEM 2)3)
The unification problem emerges from our general (cartesian) methodology to fragment complex systems in severed parts in order to better understand their nature.
However such "cutting to pieces"destroys, or at least, reduces our undertanding of the whole system.
L. LÖFGREN (2000, p. 15-20) sees the problem mainly as a result of our languages, which is clearly true, at least in western cultures
He sees any low fragmentation as unavoidable and even proposes it as a fundamental concept for General Systems. He offers as "a first natural proposal… an interdisciplinary understanding"(p. 15). This may seem insufficient in order to restaure an integrated holistic view, as it most generally amounts merely to a "collage".
This editor believes that we should reach for transdisciplinarity, i.e. creating a language of systemic concepts and models, mainly for the purpose of wholeness understanding through the study of links and relationships.
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