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Morphogenesis and Human Flourishing


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Chapter 1. Introduction; Margaret S. Archer.- Part I. What is Human Flourishing and On What It Depend?.- Chapter 2. Human Flourishing and Human Morphogenesis: A Critical Realist Interpretation and Critique.- Chapter 3. Some Reservations about Flourishing; Douglas V. Porpora.- Chapter 4. Reflexivity in a Just Morphogenic Society: A Sociological Contribution to Political Philosophy; Ismael Al-Amoudi.- Chapter 5. The Morphogenic Society as Source and Challenge for Human Fulfillment; Andrea M. Maccarini.- Part II. Does the Intensification of Morphogenesis Promote or Impede Eudaimonia?.- Chapter 6. Does Intensive Morphogenesis Foster Human Capacities or Liabilities?; Maragaret S. Archer.- Chapter 7. What Does a 'Good Life' Mean in a Morphogenic Society? The Viewpoint of Relational Sociology; Pierpaolo Donati.- Chapter 8. Flourishing or Fragmenting Amidst Variety: And the Digitalization of the Archive; Mark Carrigan.- Chapter 9. Corporations, Taxations and Responsibility: Practical and Onto-Analytical Issues for Morphogenesis and Eudaimonia: A Posse ad Esse?; Jaime Morgan and William Sun.- Part III. Social Institutions and the Good Life.- Chapter 10. Networks and Commons: Bureaucracy, Collegiality and Organizational Morphogenesis in the Struggles to Shape New Sharing Institutions; Emmanuel Lazega.- Chapter 11. Eudaimonic Bubbles, Social Change and the NHS; Tony Lawson.- Chapter 12. The Will to Be: Human Flourishing and the Good International Society; Colin Wright.- Chapter 13. Creating Common Good: The Global Sustainable Information Society as the Good Society; Wolfgang Hofkirchner.

About the Author

Margaret Archer heads the project at EPFL 'From Modernity to Morphogenesis'. She was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association at the 12th World Congress of Sociology. She is a founder member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and is a trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism. She studied at the University of London, graduating B.Sc. in 1964 and Ph.D. in 1967 with a thesis on The Educational Aspirations of English Working Class Parents. She was a lecturer at the University of Reading from 1966 to 1973. She is one of the most influential theorists in the critical realist tradition. At the 12th World Congress of Sociology, she was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association, is a founder member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. She is a Trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism.

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