Friday, 3 July 2020

aphorism-2 'the whole'


The aphorism 2, said that " The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its WHOLE extent, in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless way, an easily comprehensible principles." 

Why Hahnemann uses the word WHOLE in it? 

The plan or idea is necessary to understand. The word 'WHOLE', here is used in a deep sense to mean something which is more than sum of its parts. A whole is to be distinguished from an aggregate. The whole is something over and above its parts, brought into being by their coming together, but not therefore to be resolved into them. When it is said that a body is a whole or unity, meant that  they are bound by necessary relations to other parts and together form with the relations a new entity ie WHOLE BODY. 
                                    Man is an aggregate of material units like flesh and blood, muscles and nerves and organs etc. But in addition to being the sum of these constituent pats of the body, if we take out these parts and other constituents from living body and then attempt to put together again in the body; we will find the task impossible; by their withdrawal and cannot be reconstructed.
                                                                 Thus the WHOLE is not merely the sum of its parts but is something more than their sum and this 'more' though dependent on the aggregation or association in such a way that it comes into existence and which is mental wholes or vital wholes that are logically prior to the parts. They are there , as it were to begin with and being there proceed to express themselves in parts whose natures they pervade and determine. That is why life may be said to be the beginning as well as the resultant of the organism.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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