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Chapter 3 Overcoming Autopoiesis: An Enactive Detour on the Way from Life to Society

By Ezequiel A. Di Paolo


Modern organic metaphors for society have run parallel to the very idea of sociology as a science, starting with Comte and Spencer’s use of the term ‘‘social organism’’ (Comte, 1830–42; Spencer, 1897). These metaphors provide a self-renewing source of debate, analogies, and disanalogies. Processes of social regulation, conservation

Year: 2011
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