The holistic is that belonging to holism , a trend or current that analyzes events from the point of view of multiple interactions that characterize them. Holism assumes that all the properties of a system They cannot be determined or explained as the sum of its components. In other words, holism considers that the whole system behaves in a different way than the sum of its parts .
In this way, holism highlights the importance of the whole as something that transcends the sum of the parts, highlighting the importance of the interdependence of this. It is worth mentioning that the holos (a Greek term that means "everything" or "whole" ) refers to contexts and complexities that come into relationship, since it is dynamic .
For holistic understanding, the whole and each of the parts are linked with constant interactions . That is why each event is related to other events, which produce new relationships and events in a process that compromises the whole.
The understanding of processes and situations must take place from the holos itself, since in its dynamism, a new synergy arises, new relationships occur and new events are generated. Therefore, the whole is what determinant , even though this recognition does not prevent the analysis of each particular case.
The holistic perspective implies an overcoming of the paradigms to propitiate the figure of syntagma , understood as an integration of paradigms. A syntagmatic attitude implies the convergence of diverse perspectives, which can only be achieved with holistic criteria.