Does Intensive Morphogenesis Foster Human Capacities or Liabilities?
- Margaret S. ArcherAffiliated withCentre for Social Ontology, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick Email author
Ontogenetically every newborn human has to establish satisfactory and sustainable relations with the three orders of natural reality: Nature, the Practical Order and the Social Order if they are to survive and thrive. Each order has changed greatly since c. 1980 and exacerbates our liabilities: Climate Change threatens humanity with finitude, the Imperative for Growth with commodification, and the expressivism encouraged by the digital surfeit discourages subjects’ commitment to enduring concerns. Their conjunction inhibits the collective generation of relational goods that could promote Eudaimonia amongst humankind.
KeywordsPhysical well-being Performative competence Self-worth Climate change Economic growth Expressive reflexivity
- Does Intensive Morphogenesis Foster Human Capacities or Liabilities?
- Book Title
- Morphogenesis and Human Flourishing
- pp 115-135
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- Series Title
- Social Morphogenesis
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- Springer International Publishing
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- Springer International Publishing AG
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- Performative competence
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- Economic growth
- Expressive reflexivity
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