THE STRUCTURAL THEORY OF SOCIETY
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This is a summary of the co-authors' volume which is under preparation at the moment, the aim of which is to introduce and clarify the key concepts of a new and comprehensive theory. The basis of this theory is the distinction between the structural specification of living and lifeless systems. In order to do this we have introduced new terminology and modelling tools which will aid us in describing some universal system laws. These laws - until now - have only been discussed in terms of paradoxes. The authors introduce the SD-Effect (Structure-Difference Effect) which is the basis of the working and creation of multistructural (living) systems; the structural energy which builds on this concept and is suitable for the explanation of social movements (including the definition of 'society' as a concept). At the same time, they suggest the generalisation of linear time: the structure time, as a basis for societies' own time and the conceptual basis for 'development'. An application of this is the social time paradox, which is a defining phenomenon of our life in the 21st century. This multistructural theory is suitable for the information- or knowledge society's specification, through the precise definition of the information-cognition-knowledge hierarchical concept-triad. They are going to attempt this in their book. Building on the above they can draw the outline of a knowledge-based, humanistic and secure society, which they named INFOSANCE society as a mosaic word of information and renaissance.
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