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Dichotomy of the "state – society" and economic liberalism myth

Dichotomy of the "state – society" and economic liberalism myth

Journal of Institutional studies, , Vol. 7 (no. 1),

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, most economists and sociologists have concluded that humanity finally found the optimum, the highest form of political and economic structure. Francis Fukuyama was proclaimed "the end of history". Such representation is directly related to the entered Hobbes dichotomy of "state" and "society", which also marked the beginning of the New Age.

B. Latour argues that this dichotomy lies at the basis of the division of science into "natural" and "social" and is wrong. M. Gefter distinguishes models "Homo mythicus" and "Homo historicus". The model of "Homo oeconomicus" is a kind of myth and used to transform the axial time scale of classification societies in size wealth.

Liberalism rejects the notion of a political, not a basis for the positive content of the concept of the state. Use of liberalism as an ideology, paradoxically, may lead to a growth rather than decline conflict and increase the danger of war.


Keywords: government; civil society; models of Homo: a "Homo mythicus", "Homo historicus", "Homo oeconomicus"; axial time; liberalism

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