Social

The term social refers to a characteristic of living organisms as applied to populations of humans and other animals. It always refers to the interaction of organisms with other organisms and to their collective co-existence, irrespective of whether they are aware of it or not, and irrespective of whether the interaction is voluntary or involuntary.

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Ideology and Semiotic Theory
... that incorporates complex sets of meanings with the social agents and processes that produced them ... 'episteme' is too narrow and abstract, not social enough ... because of its contradictions, 'ideology' still plays a key role in semiotics oriented to social, political life" ...
B. F. Skinner - Walden Two and Beyond Freedom and Dignity
... the outside world because of their practice of scientific social planning and use of operant conditioning in the raising of children ... that does not support war or foster competition and social strife ... It encourages a lifestyle of minimal consumption, rich social relationships, personal happiness, satisfying work and leisure ...
Taxation In The United States - Payroll Taxes - Social Security and Medicare Taxes
... Federal social insurance taxes are imposed equally on employers and employees, consisting of a tax of 6.2% of wages up to an annual wage maximum ($106,800 in 2010) for Social Security plus a tax of ...
Social Epistemology
... Social epistemology is a broad set of approaches to the study of knowledge, all of which construe human knowledge as a collective achievement ... Another way of positioning social epistemology is as the study of the social dimensions of knowledge ... of the enduring difficulties with defining social epistemology is defining what knowledge means in this context ...
Olof Palme - Political Career
... Social Democracy Development Humanism Age of Enlightenment French Revolution Utopian socialism Trade unionism Revolutions of 1848 Orthodox Marxism ... From 1955 he was a board member of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League and lectured at the Youth League College Bommersvik ...

Famous quotes containing the word social:

    What is done for science must also be done for art: accepting undesirable side effects for the sake of the main goal, and moreover diminishing their importance by making this main goal more magnificent. For one should reform forward, not backward: social illnesses, revolutions, are evolutions inhibited by a conserving stupidity.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    How strange to have failed as a social creature—even criminals do not fail that way—they are the law’s “Loyal Opposition,” so to speak. But the insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    ... if the Settlement seeks its expression through social activity, it must learn the difference between mere social unrest and spiritual impulse.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)