Could you please say whether it is necessary to use the definite

article before "society" when talking about the general mass of

people and interactions between them?

As I understand it, "society" may be modified with "a" when talking

about some abstract society, which may be a society of nature

defenders, or a society of chess aficionados. Similarly, we can refer

to a particular society of these kinds by addressing it with the definite

article, "the society of academicians" (implying some particular group

of academicians, a group large enough to be considered an individual

society). However, should we use any articles when refering to (the?)
(global) society?

Thanks in advance.


Broadly speaking, just say 'society' when making a general/global reference.

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-This event is highlighting the negative side of (the) society at that time.

As far as I know, when the word is modified, 'the' is required, but is 'at that time' a modifier that requires 'the' in this case? Or is 'the' just optional?
You don't need 'the'. Including it sounds odd to me.