Philip Franses, a scholar and teacher of Complexity Science at Schumacher College, UK. Academia’s dull explanationof the world inspired Philip on a counter-journey into the depths of experience, travelling and a re-sensitisation to quality. Philip edits the Holistic Science Journal and is also the convener of a successful inquiry forum called Process and Pilgrimage.
What is Holistic Science and its relevance to today’s world?
[Modern] Science from the start wanted to see itself as the new container for the story ofmodernity. And this container could be seen in two ways. Either it could be the short term container of materialism, holding an increasingly fragmented basket of things, or it could be the long term container of wisdom, gleaned from the long path of learning, of breakdown and healing, on which we have come.
Holding our stories