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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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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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