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Competitive Social Design - Die Soziale Frage der nächsten Gesellschaft

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Wir haben uns daran gewöhnt, das Soziale nur dort zu thematisieren, wo es sichtbar scheitert. Wir sprechen von sozialen Problemen und denken an Armut, Krankheit oder gewalttätigen Protest. Wir verorten das Soziale regelmäßig an den Rändern der Gesellschaft. Soziale Fragen sind dort, nicht hier. Die Beantwortung kann delegiert werden, an den Staat oder an die Zivilgesellschaft. Wir haben es verlernt, das Soziale aus der Mitte der Gesellschaft heraus zu denken. Wir erinnern zwar noch den Menschen als ein soziales Wesen, aber wir wenden diesen Gedanken sogleich populationstheoretisch. Wie sehen ein, dass der Mensch nicht allein lebt, sondern in Gemeinschaft. Wir denken an Gemeinschaften und springen gedanklich sogleich in die großen Staatsmodelle und Gesellschaftsutopien. Wir verstellen uns regelmäßig den Blick darauf, dass der entscheidende Bereich dazwischen liegt, zwischen dem Individuum auf der einen Seite und dem Staat auf der anderen Seite. Die emergente Gestalt des Sozialen liegt inmitten der Lebenspraxis, im Miteinander der Vielen.

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