Are wholes more fundamental than their parts?
What is really real?
The idea that wholes could be more fundamental and more real (whatever that means) than their parts has a long history in philosophy and metaphysics. While reductionist scientists reject this idea, notable scientists (e.g. Eddington, Prigogine…) have embraced it.
Quantum mechanics is schizophrenic. It uses intuitive notions like particles and macroscopic…