Comprehensive Outline of J. Woodwards Causal Theory of Manipulation

Adam Fedyniuk

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/szhf.2014.036

Abstract


Manipulation is a phenomenon examined from perspectives of various scientific disciplines. Applying logic and the knowledge about different sociotechniques can become a way to better understanding of this phenomenon. By analyzing goal-oriented actions within social situations as models of influence that are based on probability and dynamic adaptation to various variable conditions can become a successful method for more thorough research within human societies.


Keywords


manipulation; sociotechnique; logic; society; manipulation model; consistency; adaptation

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