Marxism and Holistic Thinking

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New Discourses Logo  fiber_manual_record  Nov 21st, 2022


New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 27 

Holistic thinking isn't just a feature of the weird New Age and spiritualists; it's also a centerpiece of Marxist thinking. For Marxists (like all Hegelians), the goal is to understand the parts in terms of the whole in which they are a part, and this is what's meant by "holistic" thinking. What Marx and Hegel mean by this form of dialectical thought is that they understand the whole, like the whole of History itself including its purpose, and you don't. Thus, they deserve all the power. This manifests in pushes for "whole child" education involving the "whole community" backed up by the "whole government" using "holistic methods" that transform "whole schools," for example. If you read their documentation on almost any subject, you'll find this peculiar "holism" all over the place. Join host James Lindsay in this episode of New Discourses Bullets where he pulls back the curtain on this seemingly strange phrasing and the diabolical concept behind it.

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