Luhmann Explained

From Souls to Systems
Product Number: EB00663084
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780812697513
Publisher: Open Court
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What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained results in an overall analysis of "world society". Special attention is given to the present-day relevance of Luhmann's theory with respect to globalization, electronic mass media, ethics, and new forms of protest.

Author(s): Hans-Georg Moeller
Original Publish Date: Apr 15, 2011

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