Abstract:that a number of things contain some discernible principle. More specifically, a pattern that leads to a particular result, an arrangement of social life that it promotes certain goals or values (functional/purposive). What the pattern is good for is subjective. Bull identifies, however, three underlying and unifying societal goals: All societies seek to ensure 1) that life will be in some measure secure against violence resulting in death or bodily harm 2) that promises, once made, will be kept, or that agree… Show more
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