Society as a relation
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We must begin by stating why and how the notion of society is complex and polyvalent. It is complex insofar as it seems to encompass a little of everything; so, what is it that remains outside society? Of course, physical phenomena are outside human confines, even when they are owned or affected by human beings, and transcendental phenomena (related to religion) cannot be completely explained by reference to society. Furthermore, most share the conviction that psychic facts (such as feelings, emotions, the ‘I’) cannot be fully reduced to society. With the exception of these phenomena (natural, religious and psychic), all else occurs within society or, at least, entities change according to how they are described and according to the type of historical society in which they are observed and, therefore, are not immune from the society in which they manifest themselves. In other words, society is a complex notion because it comprises all that touches upon the existence of human beings and their daily lives and vice versa.