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

John Stewart

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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.


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

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