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Society

A group of persons who, by accident or design, are related to each other in some way and therefore have to deal with each other. Examples of societies include everyone who attends the same church, lives in the same country, or belongs to the same club. According to most political and economic theories, persons in a society have the responsibility to care for other members of that society, though exactly how to do so remains a matter of contention. While some theories emphasize the role of society, more individualistic theories tend to minimize its role.
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Wilson and Petersilia, for example, claim that understanding crime is tantamount to unlocking some of the "deepest mysteries of human nature and the greatest complexities of human society.
The latter book envisioned separating human society into five classes: The Samurai, or ruling elite; the Poietics, or people of letters and imagination; the Kinetic or practical class, capable people responsible for doing the work of industrial society; the "Dull," who would "gravitate towards and below the minimum wage that qualifies for marriage"; and the "Base" -- "congenital invalids .
Sitarz and his fellow radical environmentalists believe act as if they are supernaturally endowed with the wisdom necessary to "reorient all human society.
Agenda 21, UNCED's mammoth environmental manifesto advocating global regimentation of all human society, calls for some $7 billion per year to implement "intensive programmes" for population stabilization.
Gairdner relates that, "Locke called for liberty, but 'not for opinions contrary to human society, or to those moral rules which are necessary to the preservation of civil society'; Montesquieu spoke for a limited liberty to do 'what we ought to will'; and the great Tocqueville famously called for liberty, but 'not without morality, nor morality without faith.
True, there are reactionaries in human society who believe that man, by virtue of being a rational being, has certain inalienable rights, and that people should be able to keep what they produce and associate with others for mutual benefit.
Word-of-mouth, which is one of the most ancient mechanisms in the history of human society, is given new significance by the unique properties of the Internet," said Dellarocas.
Man, he argued, was made good; unfortunately it is human society that brings out the worst in him.
Honda envisions ASIMO as a something to assist human society in our daily lives, freeing us to become more innovative and expressive.
Human society is in the midst of the most dramatic period of innovation and change since the industrial revolution.
human society itself are rampant, the Council earnestly exhorts
The explanation appears to be that Tories see human society only in terms of money, and are quite unable to grasp that others believe that principles are a necessary part of human life.