A non-additive society: The systemological paradigm

stmm. 2020 (2): 102-122

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/sociology2020.02.102

SERHII USTYCH (1955–2020),

Doctor of Sciences in Sociology, Professor, Head of the Department of International Studies and Public Communications, Uzhhorod National University (14, Universitetska Street, Uzhhorod, 88000)

The paper examines the methodological underpinnings of social systemology. The quality of being non-additive is here construed as the systemic-in-character origin of social reality. The author points out the contradictory nature of present-day non-additive society, suggests a model for this type of society, and then outlines a mechanism through which it functions and develops. In addition, the implementation potential of suggested systemological ideas has been analysed.

Keywords: social systemology, methodological underpinnings, the quality of being non-additive (in regard to society), contradictory nature, a model for a social macrosystem, functioning and development, motivational mechanism, global threats and challenges.

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Received 04.05.2020