Gian Piero de Bellis

Post-statism

On the Social Sciences as Social Scam and the Social Scientists as Social Scoundrels

(2023)

 


For a future made by autonomous human beings and voluntary communities.


 

Contents

 

PRESENTATION 
The scientific approach
The ensuing reality
The scientific split
he scientific gulf
The scientific clash
The problem stated
References

SOCIAL SCIENCES & SOCIAL SCIENTISTS IN THE STATIST AGE
The damning origins
The devious outlook
The duplicitous role
The despicable results
The disastrous present
The desirable future
References

STRAITJACKETS & SUPERSTITIONS OF THE STATIST AGE
The unsavoury agents of social life
The unwarranted equations of social discourse
The shaky foundations of social theory
The capital myths of social doctrine
The super myth of the social present: the state
Without straitjackets and beyond superstitions
References

ESCAPING OBSCURANTISM & OVERCOMING NONSENSE
Escaping obscurantism
Overcoming nonsense
Re-examining some basic concepts/practices
Freedom
Development
Knowledge
References

PRINCIPLES & TOOLS FOR POST-STATISM
Consistency
Equilibration
Open nexus-fluxus
Cognitive multiplication
Requisite variety
The demands of the case
Challenge
The general framework
References

SCENARIOS FOR THE FUTURE
Human Nature
Social Dynamics
Scenarios
Decadence
Collapse
Regeneration
The shape of things to come
References

WAITING FOR THE BOMB?
The precedent 
The cause
The situation
The event
The signs
The analysis
The hypothesis
The alternative
The responsibility
The question

Bibliographic Notes

 

 


 

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