Category Archives: Cohesion

The Dynamical Basis of Emergence in Natural Hierarchies

Since the origins of the notion of emergence in attempts to recover the content of vitalistic anti-reductionism without its questionable metaphysics, emergence has been treated in terms of logical properties. This approach was doomed to failure, because logical properties are … Continue reading

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Emergence of Social Cohesion in a Society of Greedy Individuals

Human wellbeing in modern societies relies on social cohesion, which can be characterized by high levels of cooperation and a large number of social ties. Both features, however, are frequently challenged by individual self-interest. In fact, the stability of social … Continue reading

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Cohesion – The Making of Society

Why are complex systems able to form stable structures at all? Why are there companies, states and societies in such diverse forms? In particular we will attempt to understand what makes any culture, or organisation stable, and whether it is … Continue reading

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Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: The Eclipse of Democratic Formative Culture

Imposed amnesia is the modus operandi of the current moment. Not only is historical memory now sacrificed to the spectacles of consumerism, celebrity culture, hyped-up violence and a market-driven obsession with the self, but the very formative culture that makes … Continue reading

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