The scientific and methodological viewpoint that centers our attention upon global, complex and interactive situations and seeks to reintroduce some general coherence within scientific knowledge.
L. LÖFGREN quotes the following comment from R. ROSEN: "Such a unification, with the resultant economy of thought, seems absolutely necessary in these days of explosive growth in scientific knowledge, if the student is not to be hopelessly submerged under the torrent of specific but specialized investigations relevant to his interests. Indeed, unless expanding knowledge is accompanied by corresponding conceptual economies, a comprehensive understanding of even a small corner of science may become impossible before much longer" (ROSEN,.1970, in LÖFGREN, 1974, p.78).
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