Theory of Architecture | #17 – Towards a Holistic Architecture



Towards a Holistic Architecture: What is a holistic architecture and how might we best investigate how to achieve it?
Bruce Buckland, 2019.

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Contents:

1_____Introduction

2_____Why Write About Architectural Theory?
2.1_____Introduction
2.2_____Theoretical Engagement and Relevance

3_____What Would be a Holistic Architecture?
3.1_____Defining ‘A Holistic Architecture’
3.1.1_____The Definition of ‘Holistic’
3.1.2_____A Note on ‘A’
3.2_____Holism vs Reductionism
3.2.1_____The Definition of ‘Reductionism’
3.2.2_____Are ‘Non-Holistic’ and ‘Reductionist’ Equivalent?
3.2.3_____Seeking Arguments for and against Holism
3.2.4_____Can Something be ‘Greater Than the Sum of its Parts’?
3.2.5_____Language
3.2.6_____Getting Bogged Down in an Infinity of Ontological Uncertainty
3.3_____Mapping out a Holistic Understanding Using Subject Fields

4_____Relevant Knowledge in Defining a Holistic Architecture
4.1_____Introduction
4.1.1_____The Need to Begin with Scientific Realism
4.1.2_____The Problems for a Holistic Architecture of Conflicting Perspectives
4.2_____Questions from Physics
4.2.1_____Introduction
4.2.2_____Environmental Psychology
4.2.3_____Classical Physics and General Relativity
4.2.4_____Quantum Mechanics
4.3_____Questions from Philosophy of Science
4.3.1_____Introduction
4.3.2_____Ontology
4.3.3_____Reduction
4.3.4_____Emergence
4.3.5_____Causation
4.3.6_____Determinism
4.4_____Questions from Philosophy of Mathematics
4.5_____Questions from Philosophy of Time
4.6_____Questions from General Philosophy
4.6.1_____Ethics
4.6.2_____Free Will
4.6.3_____Meaning
4.7_____Questions from Biology
4.7.1_____Introduction
4.7.2_____Evolutionary Psychology
4.7.3_____Sustainability
4.8_____Conclusion

5_____Realising a Holistic Architecture
5.1_____Introduction
5.2_____A Note on Desirability of a Holistic Architecture
5.3_____Complex Systems
5.4_____Areas of Systemic Integration
5.5_____Incentives

6_____Conclusion

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