Thermodynamics of society

In hmolscience, thermodynamics of society refers to []

The following are related quotes:

“With the discovery of a fatigue as the dystopia of universal labor power, the search for a ‘thermodynamics of society’ began in earnest.”
Anson Rabinbach (1990), The Human Motor [1]

“The process has three fundamental characteristics: it must be endogenous to the system; it must be continuously productive of functions and systemic innovations; and it must reach equilibrium. What we are seeking is a veritable ‘thermodynamics of society’. The more the analysis deepens and produces real redundancies, the more the contradictory content of the process becomes manifest. But the multiple times of the collective and their dissipative effects must be reconceived all the more in a dynamic of reversible trajectories that can be brought back to equilibrium, to the rule of equivalence, to the equilibrium of micro-conflicts within the recapitulative totality.”
— Antonio Negri (2000), Time for Revolution [2]

See also
‚óŹ Physics of society | Philip Ball

1. Rabinbach, Anson. (1990). The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity (pg. 68). Basic Books.
2. Negri, Antonio. (2000). Time For Revolution (La Constiuzione del Tempo, 1997; Kairos, Alma Venus, Multitudo, 2000) (translator: Matteo Mandarini) (pg. 49). Continuum, 2003.

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