Volume 10 · Number 2 · Pages 185–186
Missing: The Socio-Political Dimension

John Stewart

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “The Autopoiesis of Social Systems and its Criticisms” by Hugo Cadenas & Marcelo Arnold. Upshot: Cadenas and Arnold argue in favour of deploying the concept of autopoiesis to study human societies. This OPC makes a case for the opposition: autopoiesis is not an appropriate tool for studying human societies, and attempts to do so both miss out key aspects of human societies and, incidentally, damage the concept of autopoiesis.

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Stewart J. (2015) Missing: The socio-political dimension. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 185–186. http://constructivist.info/10/2/185

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