Isn't Social Life, Then, Contagious?
If happiness is as contagious as that, is it really a stretch to
infer that community life is likewise contagious? Might not all this
"contagious" (this viral) thinking also lead us to the more fundamental
conclusion that humans are social animals not because they are social
(they live in social groups) -- that would be a tautology -- but because
social life is itself contagious? But in what ways would this contagion be
different from Durkheimian solidarity?
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