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“Digressions: A cross-disciplinary study of the indirectness of the human imagination” explores the indirect and nonlinear modalities of social life. We wish to test two key hypotheses:

  1. Social life involves ways of being and acting that are indirect and non-linear; life proceeds not along straight lines but by virtue of diversions; events occur by causal routes that are more tangential than direct.
  2. It is through such diversions, indirectness and tangents, nevertheless, that social life maintains the appearance of being a linear phenomenon so that B appears to be following A ‘logically’.

You are all invited to participate in this exploration of digression. Throughout the coming years, we hope to create a vibrant collective where we share thoughts and ideas, develop new collaborative methodologies, formulate research projects - and truly digress along the way!


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