Issues in Holistic Economics
Holistic Mathematics leads to three distinctive scientific paradigms
which provide the framework for a full understanding of Economics. These
The "real" quantitative paradigm for the static analysis of partial systems
The "imaginary" qualitative paradigm for the dynamic integration of holistic
systems (Holistic Economics).
The "complex" interactive paradigm which is based on the integration of
both quantitative and qualitative aspects (Comprehensive Economics).
The conventional scientific approach - as used in Economics - is based
on a limited reading of just one paradigm (i.e. the "real" analytical paradigm).
This leads in turn to a highly reduced interpretation of key economic concepts.
The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate how such concepts can
be redefined dynamically in qualitative holistic terms. Also the implications
of this for both the analytical and comprehensive approaches is investigated.