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SpringerBriefs in Sociology

Understanding the Course of Social Reality

The Necessity of Institutional and Ethical Transformations of Utopian Flavour

Authors: Fusari, Angelo

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  • Presents extensive criticisms of the methodological foundations of social sciences
  • Provides an interpretation of economic, social and historic processes
  • Offers an organizational view, centred on the interaction of being and doing
  • Extends the analysis to ethical structures, rejecting both cultural relativism and cultural absolutism
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This book offers a comparison between our earthly society and the society of a hypothetical twin planet with the aim to understand and deal with some of the main problems of our global society, as well as to advance interaction with some extra-terrestrial society no less advanced than ours that sooner or later will be discovered. The underlying premise of the book is that the contemporary world finds itself in what may well be the most confused age of human history. Growing technological changes and innovation make it difficult to understand the course of social reality, while the intensification of the relations between different regions of the Earth and the power achieved by financial capital on a world scale amplify the dimensions and visibility of disequilibria and iniquities, and sharpen frustration and sentiments of insecurity. Social thought, as it has developed at the service of a quasi-stationary world, lacks the ability to understand and govern the tumultuous economic and social processes in progress.
The most efficacious way to meet this fleeting social reality is to scientifically highlight basic institutions and values and their steady changes caused by the accumulation of creative and choice processes. In doing so, long-run trends can be explored in order to understand and manage the disequilibrating-reequilibrating motion characterizing the life of dynamic societies. This book shows the ‘necessity’ of institutional and ethical transformations utilizing an utopian flavour.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Course of Social Reality
Book Subtitle
The Necessity of Institutional and Ethical Transformations of Utopian Flavour
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43071-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43071-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-43070-6
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 148
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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