Civilization and the ancillary function of force.

Author/s Francesco Misuraca
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
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DOI 10.3280/SD2022-002002
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Karl R. Popper’s very respectable theory argues that civilization tends to limit the use of violence and opposes a state of chaos, madness, barbarism, and war. Empirically, this philosophical theory can be supported by at least (though not exclusively) a triad of arguments, which confirm that indeed law tends to curb the use of violence, even though it is not based exclusively on the force (and violence) of the sanction: (i) a legal philosophical argument, i.e. the theory of "international regimes"; (ii) a sociological one, i.e. the theory of social networks such as "Small-World Networks"; and (iii) a mathematical one, i.e. the theory of deterministic chaos applied to the phenomenon of sanction (also definable as coercive force, deterrence or even "just war").

Keywords: Sociology of law - Social networks - Logistic equation - Civilization Strange attractor

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Francesco Misuraca, Civilizzazione e funzione ancillare della forza in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 2/2022, pp 42-70, DOI: 10.3280/SD2022-002002