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Complexity, society and social transactions : developing a comprehensive social theory

Author: Thomas B Whalen
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; NewYork, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought
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Whalen, Thomas B.
Complexity, society and social transactions.
Abingdon, Oxon ; NewYork, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017017399
(OCoLC)993601706
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Whalen
ISBN: 9781351717762 1351717766 9781315179919 1315179911
OCLC Number: 1004848468
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 An invitation to a social journey --
part Part I Laying the foundation --
chapter 2 Philosophy of science --
chapter 3 A rubric for evaluating social theory --
chapter 4 Scientific method and theory --
chapter 5 Other building blocks --
chapter 6 Situating the theory --
part Part II Developing a theory of social ontology --
chapter 7 Complex adaptive systems --
chapter 8 Emergence theory --
chapter 9 Applicable social theory --
chapter 10 Dewey and Bentley's transactional approach --
chapter 11 Negotiation, negotiated ordifer theory and game theory --
chapter 12 Meaning, meaning-making, language and symbols --
chapter 13 Environmental considiferations --
chapter 14 A theory of social ontology --
chapter 15 Applying the theory in the practical world --
chapter 16 Conclusions and further research.
Series Title: Routledge studies in social and political thought
Responsibility: Thomas B. Whalen.

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