Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Holistic

Emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and wholes. Noun: holism. Refers to the viewpoint that all aspects of existence are interrelated and therefore important in understanding human variation and evolution. In anthropology, holistic refers to an integrated approach to understanding history, which views culture and biology as interacting intimately.

Cf. dualism and Arcadianism.

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