Msc Maximal Stress Cooperation

Author: Heiner Mühlmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3211333223
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In 1996 my book ‘The Nature of Cultures’ appeared in Vi- na and New York. It describes cultures as systems which are controlled by MSC and decorum. While MSC is a neologism meaning ‘maximal stress cooperation’ decorum is a very old term. It is as old as Western culture itself, and is furthermore, the translation of the even older Greek word ‘prepon’. Decorum and prepon mean ‘to be suitable, to be fitting’. It is all about the fitting of cultural medial contents to elementary cultural behavioural types and behavioural phases. These behavioural units are subject to a type of ranking system in which that which is essential is sorted from that which less essential. - corum then means – the representations of the media must ‘fit’ the ranking of the cultural behaviour. It is MSC which assumes the top position in this ranking. In 1996 and the two previous years when I was working on my book ‘The Nature of Cultures’ less than 5 years had passed since the Iron Curtain had been lifted. Many believed at that time that with ending of the Cold War, which was more or less de facto peace anyway, that a new and better age of peace was dawning.

The Age Of Catastrophe

Author: John David Ebert
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600635
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"Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on this planet. This book analyzes the efforts of Westerners to keep the catastrophes outside, while maintaining order on the inside of society"--Provided by publisher.

The Nature Of Cultures

Author: Heiner Mühlmann
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9783211828007
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How do stress behaviour, cooperation and the cultural evaluation of rules create cultural characteristics such as the two-thousand year old system of decorum and the principle of the sublime? Muhlmann describes how maximal-stress-cooperation (MSC) linked to the dynamics of warfare generates the cultural phenomenon of rule-adjustment-decorum, rule-adjustment being a discovery made while experimenting on Artificial Life. Using molecular and culture genetic as well as genetical algorithm methods, he proposes an evolutionary theory for Western culture.

Arts Of The Political

Author: Ash Amin
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822354012
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Seeking to reinvigorate the political Left, Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift advocate an experimental "world-making" politics that is able to adapt to changing circumstances, shifting categories, and emergent problems.

Space Time Play

Author: Friedrich von Borries
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 376438414X
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Computer and video games are leaving the PC and conquering the arena of everyday life in the form of mobile applications—the result is new types of cities and architecture. How do these games alter our perception of real and virtual space? What can the designers of physical and digital worlds learn from one another?

Die Natur Der Kulturen

Author: Heiner Mühlmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783211827789
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"Die neue Reihe im Springer-Verlag wird mit einem Paukenschlag eröffnet. Eine kraftvolle These, eine klare, durchsichtige Sprache, beschränkt auf 150 Seiten, ein brennendes Thema ... Kultur ist nicht nur Kunstverein, Rilkegedichte, Streichquartett und Schachabend. Kultur ist auch und mehr noch Kriminalität, Fremdenfeindlichkeit, Bürgerkriege, Fundamentalismus; alles meßbare Symptome von Anpassungsschwierigkeiten. Sie fußen auf Streß und Kooperationsunfähigkeit der Teilnehmer. Kultur ist, so Mühlmanns leitende soziobiologische These, Ergebnis des Zusammenwirkens von Streß und Kooperationsfähigkeit. Westliche Hochkulturen entspringen der maximalen Streß-Kooperationsfähigkeit (MCS). Daraus resultiert freilich ein Kulturbegriff, der länger kaum geistig heißen kann ...” Südwestfunk.

Esferas Iii

Author: Peter Sloterdijk
Publisher: Siruela
ISBN: 8416120358
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Con Espumas, Sloterdijk ha completado su ensayo, en tres partes, de una nueva narración de la historia de la humanidad. El concepto antropológico de esfera remite a la tesis fundamental del autor, según la cual la vida es un asunto de forma. Sugiere que «vivir, configurar esferas y pensar son expresiones diferentes para lo mismo». El primer volumen, Burbujas, reconstruía cómo por la coexistencia de seres humanos con seres humanos se produce un interior de tipo especial. El acento se ponía entonces en la tesis de que la pareja representa, frente al individuo, la magnitud más auténtica y real. En la novela filosófica Globos, segundo volumen de la serie, se narraba de qué forma el pensamiento metafísico clásico, como contemplación del todo redondo, se propaga por el mundo, el globo, y pone en marcha formas diversas de globalización. Espumas ofrece ahora una teoría filosófica de la época actual en la que se destaca que la vida se desarrolla multifocalmente. La imagen alegre de la espuma sirve para recuperar el pluralismo de las invenciones del mundo y para formular una interpretación antropológico-filosófica del individualismo moderno que va más allá de las descripciones existentes. Con ello Espumas responde a la pregunta de cuál es la naturaleza del vínculo que reúne a los individuos, formando lo que la tradición sociológica llama «sociedad». Por su dedicación a las cuestiones más apremiantes de la actualidad, es posible leer el tercer volumen de Esferas como si se tratara del primero. Y, en cierto sentido, lo es.

5 Codes

Author: Igmade (Network)
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783764375980
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After the terror attacks of 9/11 the United States government created the department of homeland security. Its primary task is to keep the terrorist threat in permanent view. To do this, it developed a five-stage warning system based on the colors green, blue, yellow, orange, and red: 5 codes. The hypnotic character of this system prompted Igmade to gaze into the abyss of the indissoluble entanglements and connections between city, space, risk and Paranoia, which determine our lives more than ever today, as urbanism and architecture become more and more powerfully marked by the world-wide culture of fear.

Zorn Und Zeit

Author: Peter Sloterdijk
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In seinem Essay geht Sloterdijk auf den Zorn ein, dessen Folgen sich als Kampf, Gewalt, Aggression äussern. Wie kam es dazu, dass die Gesellschaften mit Gerechtigkeit als Grundwert den Zorn in allen Kontexten ausgeschlossen haben? Und wie ist seiner Wiederkehr zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts zu begegnen?