Dr. C. George Boeree discusses Adler's theory of holism. He says "in order to understand people, we have to understand them more as unified wholes than as a collection of bits and pieces, and we have to understand them in the context of their environment, both physical and social". http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/adler.html In Erikson's Stages of Development, he explains his views of how a person should progress through life effectively. By breaking this cycle down into eight stages, Erikson shows how an individual flourishes into a mature creature by successfully progressing through each stage of development. Each child is unique and deserves to reach his or her maximum potential. Adler and Erikson believe that roots have to be planted in children just as they are in trees. In this way the child can emerge as a whole unit rather than as disjointed jumble. Interestingly enough, Adler's beliefs "Social concern is a matter of being useful to others", seems to encase his entire theory of holism. "Lack of social concern is, for Adler, the very definition of mental illness. All problems in life are due to a lack in social interest." (http://www.alfredadler.org/book_review.htm par 4) Dr. C. George Boeree says in stage three of Erikson's theory of development "Too much initiative and too little guilt means a maladaptive tendency Erikson calls ruthlessness. The ruthless person takes the initiative alright It's just that they don't care who they step on to achieve their goals .The extreme of ruthlessness is sociopathy". http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/erikson.html One must keep in mind that lack of social concern is for Adler the very definition of mental illness. This ruthlessness and lack of social concern, begins quite early in persons life. Adler's belief of teleology is to "see motivation as a matter of moving towards the future, rather than being driven, mechanistically, by the past. We are drawn towards our goals, our purposes, our ideals."
Not to be confused with -holism.
Holism (from Greek ὅλος holos “all, whole, entire”) is
the idea that natural systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their
properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections
of parts. This often includes the view that systems function as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully
understood solely in terms of their component parts.
Main article: Holism in science
Teleological theories refer to acting to achieve an outcome that is in keeping with the chosen goal, or that produces the best consequences overall. The goal must be clearly stated and be morally worthy of being pursued. The goal is called the “good.” Any actions that will help pursue this goal are considered morally right, and vice versa.
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Assignment Week 2
The theory of General Systems and Holism
The theory of General Systems and Holism
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Aristotle's Concept of Teleology
In his Physics, Aristotle examines the theories and ideas regarding
nature of his predecessors and then, based upon his own ideas, theories and
experiments, argues against what he believes are incorrect conclusions. One
idea that Aristotle argues specifically is teleology. Teleology is the idea
that natural phenomena are determined not only by mechanical causes but by an
overall design or purpose in nature. In this essay, I will examine what
team has provided sufficient information about their diagnosis and all possible treatment options available in terms that they can understand.
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GREGORY OF TOURS’ CHRISTIAN TELEOLOGY IN HIS HISTORIAE
In the Middle Ages, the historians wrote with a specific purpose and vision in mind. The Mediaeval West wanted a distinctively Christian society, and the historians during this time wrote down the res gesta with the intent of fostering this society, by either attempting to persuade their readers to pursue certain courses of action in their daily life by representative examples of behavior to follow, or they recorded historical happenings….
Is Areteology a better way of approaching ethics than Deontology or Teleology?
Areteology being the study of virtues and the word arête meaning excellence, Areteology can better be defined as the study of excellent human virtues (a divine study). It looks at the ultimate purpose of human life and what might result in practical excellence. It would aim to show people what an excellent human life is and teach people how to live by the excellent human virtues. In Areteology, the question normally asked….