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It is of both intellectual and practical interest to understand how organizations function and how the actors within them choose the ..read more
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We think of artifacts as being "functional" in a specific sense: their characteristics are well designed and adjusted for their " ..read more
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An increasingly pressing consequence of climate change is the rising threat of flood in coastal and riverine communities. And yet a ..read more
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UnderstandingSociety by Dan Little - 3w ago
An earlier post highlighted Alexandre Kojève's presentation of Hegel's rich conception of labor, freedom, and human self-creation. ..read more
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The Federal agency responsible for investigating chemical and petrochemical accidents in the United States is the Chemical Safety Board ..read more
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UnderstandingSociety by Dan Little - 2M ago
Serious nuclear accidents are rare but potentially devastating to people, land, and agriculture. (It appears that minor to moderate ..read more
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Hegel provided a powerful conception of human beings in the world and a rich conception of freedom. Key to that conception is the idea ..read more
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There was a time in the philosophy of science when it may have been believed that scientific knowledge develops in a logical, linear way ..read more
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It is intriguing to observe how pervasive organizational and regulatory failures are in our collective lives. Once you are sensitized to ..read more
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The 1986 meltdown of reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was the greatest nuclear disaster the world has yet seen. ..read more

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