***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Ryan Lanham wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > I am, by nature, inflammatory, Don. I should have been a journalist! > > As you know, I think organizations and social structures are now > melting. The heat I think comes from individualism, ?? Where? How could you know that? There are different meanings of "individualism: "rational individualism" and "methodological individualism" are two that Hayek discusses. He is very clear the he considers an individual to include a family and a community. Berlin's point is that mutually contradictory explanations that work happen often. Your statement implies some homogeneous field, some "place" where something called "organizations and social structures" are "melting" (whatever that could possibly mean). I am not arguing that you are wrong about what you say, I just can't imagine what world where what you say could be observed. -Don _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.