What are the meanings of calcium in physiology?
Reflexive meaning: Ulrich Beck
Ulrich Beck's 'Risk Society' (1986:1992) analyses the consequences of a
society changing itself. Along with Habermas, Beck comes from a tradition
of Critical Theory that found itself swallowed by it's own creation (Marx
is alleged to have said that he was not a Marxist). This has led to an
analysis of problems of this type in general. 'Risk Society' principally
deals with the problems of capitalism acting on a capitalist society (rather
that capitalism acting on a pre-industrialist society). Beck calls this
process Reflexive Modernisation. In consequence, the problems of present
societies are not just concerned with wealth production but also with risk
production. As I mentioned earlier reflexivity is a chief source of ecological
uncertainty. Mathematical models of this process are poorly defined at
present. Beck's ideas may help to construct new models.
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