Proposing a Global Sociology Based on Japanese Types of Theories

Thursday, 14 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
Distributed Paper
Kokichi SHOJI, University of Tokyo, Japan
I would like to propose a global sociology based on two of Japan’s representative sociological theories after World War II.

              YOSHIDA Tamito created a general scheme to reorganize all the natural, social and cultural sciences with a basic concept of information that patterns materials. The universe has been forming itself by its laws and it has created lives on the earth which organize themselves with endogenous signal-based programs (DNAs). And on the basis of the laws and the signal-based programs, humans have been developing individuals and societies with endogenous symbol-based programs (languages, cultures etc.).

              MITA Muneske independently revealed the basic program of human individuals and societies by critically applying cosmic world views of peoples who still live pre-modernized lives and some evolutional theories of genes such as Ricard Dawkins’ theory of “selfish genes”. Genes are selfish, but they had lives, especially higher animals, engender and grow love to children and love between males and females, which have had developed various types of love and hate activities to weave the human history. Humans have killed each other many times in conflicts and wars, but it is altruism that has made the humankind to survive and build cultures.

              Developing Yoshida’s and Mita’s theories, I would like to propose a theory of global sociology which can be used by any sociologist of any country to analyze one’s own society in the world society backed up by the global ecology. Sociology is a program science to disclose programs which construct societies and their global nexus taking root in the earth’s ecological system. Discovering endogenous or human selections in programing processes, sociology can propose to reform programs by rejecting bad selections and inserting new ones to make societies better. Thus it can become also a policy science.