SOCIETY by Alex Battler
Progress and Force: Criteria and First Principles

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...the text remains out of reach for most. It’s a pity. The ideas and theories presented here deserve greater exposure and debate.


The present book, being a sequel to Dialectics of Force: Ontobia, is dedicated to the topics of progress and force of society – topics that may appear trivial at first sight, for a mountain of literature has been written on them. The author, however, having conscientiously presented the views on progress and force of all prominent thinkers over the past and the present, chose to follow a distinct path and formulated the criteria of progress based on entirely different scientific paradigms. Moreover, he dared to formulate the two Principles of Social Development, which are akin in their fundamental nature to the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The result is a book that is very complex in content. Nonetheless, the style of presentation used throughout most of the work makes it accessible even to those who have never read Hegel. This book is intended for instructors and students of philosophy and social sciences, and also for all those who are interested in problems of man and mankind.

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Alex Battler - professor of political science, economics, and international relations, and widely known under the pen name Oleg Arin - is a Marxist Canadian scholar and political writer whose interests encompass a wide range of social and natural sciences disciplines.Battler is the author of a number of laws and regularities in the areas of philosophy, sociology, and the theory of international relations. The most important among them is a new ontological interpretation of the category of force presented in the monograph Dialectics of Force. The category of ontological force has allowed him to develop a new definition of the concept of progress in his monograph, Society: Progress and Force (Criteria and First Principles).In his monograph The 21st Century: The World without Russia, Battler formulated laws in geoeconomics and in geostrategy - the law of poles and the law of center of power, respectively. He also introduced the concept of the foreign policy potential of a nation-state and a methodology for computing it, as well as the optimal expenditure ratios for that policy.
Published March 2, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 376 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy.
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...the text remains out of reach for most. It’s a pity. The ideas and theories presented here deserve greater exposure and debate.

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