Ameisengesellschaften: Eine Faszinationsgeschichte (Fischer by Niels Werber

By Niels Werber

Seit der Antike dienen Ameisen und ihre Formen des Zusammenlebens als Modell und Vergleich für den Menschen und seine soziale enterprise. Dabei ist das Bild der Ameisengesellschaft, in denen wir unsere Ordnungen spiegeln, äußerst flexibel und kann als Vorlage sowohl für republikanische wie monarchistische, libertäre oder totalitäre Vorstellungen einer Gemeinschaft verwendet werden. In seiner wissenshistorischen Studie verfolgt Niels Werber die wechselhafte Faszinationsgeschichte dieses Vergleichs und untersucht die Evidenzen und blinden Flecken, die er produziert. was once an Ameisen beobachtet wird, so der Befund, gibt Antworten auf soziologische oder anthropologische Probleme – und stellt jenseits aller Disziplinen die Frage, was once der Mensch ist und used to be die Gesellschaft, in der er lebt.

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