By Kazuko Hirose Kawaguchi
The facility to form one's personal destiny-to make judgements at the foundation of one's personal beliefs and goals-is a uniquely human attribute. it truly is shared through the teams that people fonn-peoples, countries, and different communities--each certain by means of a standard future. The very lifestyles of other contributors and teams that experience this attribute nearly promises that there'll be conflicts between them. And but it's also human to wish to discover universal flooring with others. whilst contributors or teams emphasize their ameliorations, the result's clash; once they locate universal floor, cooperation turns into attainable. despite the fact that, even if it seems that cooperative efforts have resolved the resources of clash, no longer all clash will disappear. clash is a normal a part of all human interplay. either clash and cooperation exist concurrently. All social phenomena can finally be decreased to the query of ways those human features are reconciled and allowed to coexist at the similar airplane.
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Onto mapping These highly abstract, general concepts, function and mapping, are remote from reality. Because of their generality and abstractness they can be applied to more phenomena, than would have been the case if they had been concrete. For example, one can abstract the essence of the tenn structure, as a mathematical function, stating that there are principles of correspondence (relations) between the elements. Thus, conversely, structure can be defined as the set of patterns of the functional interactions that exist among the elements of a system.
The changes are actually happening steadily and incrementally, but we are usually not aware of them until they reach a threshold after a certain amount of time has passed. Also, although changes in consciousness might be occurring among the members of a society, they do not lead to change in the society as a whole unless they are expressed outwardly by a sufficient number of people. When incremental changes lead to a change in the whole, in order to understand that overall change it is necessary to look at what parts are changing, where the threshold lies, and what form the overall change takes.
3-1) x = g (y) .......... · ...... ·· .... ··(3-2) y Each value of x and y is determined through the above interaction process. This formulation can be extrapolated to cases where more than two variables interact. By expressing them as simultaneous equations, we can identify the complex interaction mechanisms of social phenomena. The characteristics of the interactions are shown by the kinds and numbers of variables and by their patterns of functional interactions. By examining this interaction process one can also evaluate whether it constitutes a system.