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Open peer commentary on the article “The Autopoiesis of Social Systems and its Criticisms” by Hugo Cadenas & Marcelo Arnold. Upshot: I discuss two aspects of Cadenas & Arnold’s target article. The first concerns some clarifications of the sociological importance of the concept of autopoiesis and the second the criticisms of this concept and its applications in the social sciences.
Corsi G. (2015) The concept of autopoiesis: Its relevance and consequences for sociology. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 194–196. http://constructivist.info/10/2/194
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