Luhmann Explained: From Souls to Systems

Luhmann Explained: From Souls to Systems

by Hans-Georg Moeller
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697513
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Series:
Ideas Explained
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Hans-Georg Moeller resides in Canada and is Associate Professor and Chairman at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario), Philosophy Department.

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