Structure and Superstructures in Complex Social Systems

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Title: Structure and Superstructures in Complex Social Systems
Authors: Nescolarde-Selva, Josué Antonio | Usó i Domènech, Josep Lluís | Gash, Hugh
Research Group/s: Sistémica, Cibernética y Optimización (SCO) | Acústica Aplicada
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Matemática Aplicada
Keywords: Alethic components | Belief | Connotation | Denotation | Deontical components | Ideology | Image | Projection | Significance
Knowledge Area: Matemática Aplicada
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2017
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Nescolarde-Selva JA, Usó-Doménech JL, Gash H. Structure and Superstructures in Complex Social Systems. Systems. 2017; 5(2):28. doi:10.3390/systems5020028
Abstract: In classical sociology, there is a sharp separation between the superstructure reflecting cultural ideals and the concrete Structural Base (SB). The authors hypothesize a Doxical Superstructure (DS) in its own space at a higher level, containing concepts such as completeness, necessity and possibility associated with abstract concepts like beliefs, ethics, knowledge, relations and science. The DS or image (DS-image) is defined as the “explanation” (for the Subject-agent) of the Structural Base. A Mythical Superstructure (MS) is defined as a third superstructure. An analysis is carried out on the Structural Base. Concepts or denotative significances (d-significances) are defined for SB deontic relations. Alethic properties (existence, completeness, possibility and necessity) and deontic properties (permission, obligation and choice) of deontic relations are introduced, defined, and examined in relation to the Ideological Doxical Superstructure (IDS), including Meinong objects (thoughts, feelings and desires).
ISSN: 2079-8954
DOI: 10.3390/systems5020028
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Peer Review: si
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