How Can a Social System Be Autopoietic?

Constructivist Foundations 9 (2):170-172 (2014)

Raivo Palmaru
Tallinn University
Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: I argue that it is possible to conceptualise the social system as autopoietic if we derive the social from the most important feature of a living being on which his relationship to the environment is based - from consciousness. This approach also allows us to solve Husserl’s problem of intersubjectivity
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