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Changing Social Frameworks
Hugh Bollinger

Changing Social Frameworks

 

Organizational structures. (credit: Matthew Taylor, RSA)

 

The social sciences: sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, and organizational studies need a 'common ground' to describe what they agree upon rather than what they don't. That is the opinion of sociologist and broadcaster Matthew Taylor who thinks what is needed is a basecamp from which to new routes can be available for societies to move productively forward.

Taylor says it is necessary to show how human needs and motivations interact with social forces to shape and drive the dynamics of change. This is a path for the 'social sciences' to remain relevant in a world increasingly driven by technology and the 'hard sciences' such as physics, chemistry, and biology. He presents this thinking in a clever animation from the RSA in London.

As they say, it's complicated!  WHB

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