Representation of the Development of Social Space, Social Structures and Forms of Culture through the Notion of Paradigm of Spatial Multidimensionality (PSM)

By Dmitri Mikhalevski.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

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The concept of paradigm of spatial multidimensionality (PSM) is introduced. This PSM is a derivative of the developing structures of the mind and a universal description of epistemological and ontological aspects of human existence. It provides an internalization of external conditions, of forms of social and cultural life, and an externalization of schemes of perception and action, as a series of simple shapes of increasing dimensions: a point, a line, a square, a pyramid. The development of social space, its structures, and its forms of culture is associated with the emergence of a new PSM within the society. In the initial state, society is not structured and it occupies minimal social space. Each subsequent level increases both the size of social space and its dimension by one. The carriers of the highest PSM determine size of social space and culture and represent the society as a whole. Historical periodization of the development of society and its culture follows the changes of the PSM. (Example: For Ancient Greece, it includes the zero-dimensional period (Dark age), one-dimensional (Archaic), two-dimensional (Classical), three-dimensional (Hellenism) and finally the decay of all social structures).

Keywords: Interdisciplinary, Social Space, Social Structure, Culture, Paradigm, Dimension, Multidimensionality

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 9, Issue 2, March 2015, pp.1-11. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 375.958KB).

Dr. Dmitri Mikhalevski

Freelance Researcher and Writer, President, Charity Foundation "APXE", Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation