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We have talked about "the problem of order" in terms of coordination and cooperation.

We have talked about ways that the individual or "self" can be a "solution" to the problem of order. The self can be "socially programmed" so that at least part of its nature is to cooperate and coordinate for the social good.

Marx had individuals whose mental contents derived from productive relations and partly got organized to support existing social arrangements.

Mead had the very development of individuals being tied to internalized expectations about others, both specific and "in general" and the commonality of the latter allows us to collectively participate in a working pro-social machine.

Durkheim had another story about how we internalize the norms of the group — how social groups and their collective understandings (representations) are what we will today talk about as Hobbes' leviathan.

Finally, Cohen et al. produced an empirical study which confirmed the idea that our most fundamental styles of thinking are culturally embedded. Human nature is, as it were, not "pre-social."