Structure and Superstructures in Complex Social Systems
AbstractIn classical sociology, there is a sharp separation between the superstructure reflecting cultural ideals and the concrete Structural Base (SB). The authors hypothesize a Doxical Superstructure (DS) in its own space at a higher level, containing concepts such as completeness, necessity and possibility associated with abstract concepts like beliefs, ethics, knowledge, relations and science. The DS or image (DS-image) is defined as the “explanation” (for the Subject-agent) of the Structural Base. A Mythical Superstructure (MS) is defined as a third superstructure. An analysis is carried out on the Structural Base. Concepts or denotative significances (d-significances) are defined for SB deontic relations. Alethic properties (existence, completeness, possibility and necessity) and deontic properties (permission, obligation and choice) of deontic relations are introduced, defined, and examined in relation to the Ideological Doxical Superstructure (IDS), including Meinong objects (thoughts, feelings and desires). View Full-Text
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Nescolarde-Selva, J.A.; Usó-Doménech, J.L.; Gash, H. Structure and Superstructures in Complex Social Systems. Systems 2017, 5, 28.
Nescolarde-Selva JA, Usó-Doménech JL, Gash H. Structure and Superstructures in Complex Social Systems. Systems. 2017; 5(2):28.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nescolarde-Selva, Josué Antonio; Usó-Doménech, José Luis; Gash, Hugh. 2017. "Structure and Superstructures in Complex Social Systems." Systems 5, no. 2: 28.
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