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The Janus-Faced Holon

T.F.H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

in Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226489544
eISBN:
9780226489711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Hierarchies are occupied by holons at levels. Koestler’s concept of the holon invokes a part-whole duality, that raises contradictions. The holon is the surface that integrates the environment for ... More


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