Tag: morphogenesis

5th workshop on „Social Morphogenesis“ in Paris

In January 2016 the fifth workshop of the cooperation project „Social Morphogenesis“ of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS) and the Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) took place at the SciencesPo in Paris. With the topic “Morphogenesis

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Preconditions of a “good society”

The UK-based Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) held the fifth and last Morphogenetic Project workshop. Contributions to the final volume to be published in the Springer book series were discussed. The topic “Morphogenesis & Eudaimonia” comprised social science and humanities accounts

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Social scientists discuss norms and values in today’s society

The ten members expert group at Margaret Archer’s Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) met for the fourth time to discuss problems of so-called “social morphogenesis”. This time the meeting was scheduled for the first week of January at the Cardiff

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Mechanisms as causes for societal development

Social scientists are inclined to talk of social “mechanisms” to designate that which brings about effects in the course of development. “Mechanisms” are the causes for the reproduction of society and its transformation as well. However, “mechanisms” are not strictly

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Accelerated change in the “Morphogenic Society”?

The Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) held its second workshop on social morphogenesis at the EPFL in Lausanne from 16th to 18th January 2013. As collaborator of the CSO since January 2012, Wolfgang Hofkirchner elaborated on systems aspects of current

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The Morphogenetic Project and Self-Organisation

Margaret Archer, the Director of the Centre for Social Ontology at the École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, is the leader of the so-called Morphogenetic project. The morphogenetic approach is a social theory attempt to understand change in society in the perspective of

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