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Luhmann, Niklas 1927-1998

Works: 1,168 works in 3,928 publications in 11 languages and 46,785 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Illustrator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Adapter, Dedicatee, Actor
Classifications: HM131, 128.4
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The reality of the mass media by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems to an examination of the role of mass media in the constitution of social reality." "Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives. Rather, he contends that the system of mass media is regulated by the internal code information/noninformation, which enables the system to select its information (news) from its own environment and to communicate this information in accordance with its own reflexive criteria."--Jacket
Risk : a sociological theory by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

62 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation A great deal of attention has been devoted to risk research. Sociologists in general have limited themselves to varying recognitions of a society at risk and have traced out the paths to disaster. The detailed research has yet to be undertaken. In Risk, now available in paperback, Niklas Luhmann develops a theoretical program for such research. His premise is that the concept of risk projects essential aspects of our description of the future onto the present. Risk is conceived as the possibility of triggering unexpected, unlikely, and detrimental consequences by means of a decision attributable to a decision maker
Love as passion : the codification of intimacy by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important book Niklas Luhmann - one of the leading social thinkers of the late 20th century - analyses the emergence of 'love' as the basis of personal relationships in modern societies. He argues that, while family systems remained intact in the transition from traditional to modern societies, a semantics for love developed to accommodate extra-marital relationships; this semantics was then transferred back into marriage and eventually transformed marriage itself. Drawing on a diverse range of historical and literary sources, Luhmann retraces the emergence and evolution of the special semantics of passionate love that has come to form the basis of modern forms of intimacy and personal relationships. This classic book by Luhmann has been widely recognized as a work of major importance. It is an outstanding contribution to social theory and it provides an original and illuminating perspective on the nature of modern marriage and sexuality. -- Publisher description
Law as a social system by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern systems theory provides a new paradigm for the analysis of society. In this volume, Niklas Luhmann, its leading exponent, explores its implications for our understanding of law." "Luhmann argues that current thinking about how law operates within a modern society is seriously deficient. In this book he lays out the theoretical and methodological tools which, he argues, can advance our understanding of contemporary society and, in particular, of the identity, performance, and function of the legal system within that society. In systems theory, society is its communications: they are its empirical reality; the items that can be observed and studied. Systems theory identifies how communications operate within a physical world and how different sub-systems of communication operate alongside each other." "Luhmann uses systems theory to address a question central to legal theory: what differentiates law from other parts of society? Unlike conventional legal theory, this volume seeks to provide an answer in terms of a general social theory: a methodology that answers this question in a manner applicable not only to law, but also to all the other complex and highly differentiated systems within modern society, such as politics, the economy, religion, the media, and education. This truly sociological approach offers profound insights into the relationships between law and all of these other social systems."--BOOK JACKET
Vertrauen; ein Mechanismus der Reduktion sozialer Komplexität by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertrauen im weitesten Sinne eines Zutrauens zu eigenen Erwartungen ist ein elementarer Tatbestand des sozialen Lebens. Von Vertrauen spricht man im täglichen Leben meist in moralischem Sinne. Dem gegenüber analysiert Luhmann Funktion, Bedingungen und Taktiken des Vertrauens sozialwissenschaftlich. Vor allem wird dabei angestrebt, den Bereich der rationalen Handlungen nach Möglichkeit zu erweitern. Das kann erreicht werden, wenn man in der Lage ist, durch persönliches Vertrauen oder Vertrauen in das Funktionieren gesellschaftlicher Systeme sich auf höhere Risiken einzulassen. Niklas Luhmann unternimmt es also in diesem schon klassisch gewordenen Buch, den in der Alltagssprache und der traditionellen ethischen Vorstellungswelt vielfach besetzten Begriff des Vertrauens im Rahmen theoretischer Soziologie zu erörtern und das in einer so anschaulichen und anregenden Weise, dass das Buch seit langem breite Beachtung gefunden hat - weit über den Kreis der Fachsoziologen hinaus
A sociological theory of law by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translation of : Rechtssoziologie
Political theory in the welfare state by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social systems by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany's most prominent social thinker here sets out a contribution to sociology that aims to rework our understanding of meaning and communication. He links social theory to recent theoretical developments in scientific disciplines
A systems theory of religion by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in German and English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Systems Theory of Religion, still unfinished at Niklas Luhmann's death in 1998, was first published in German two years later thanks to the editorial work of André Kieserling. One of Luhmann's most important projects, it exemplifies his later work while redefining the subject matter of the sociology of religion. Religion, for Luhmann, is one of the many functionally differentiated social systems that make up modern society. All such subsystems consist entirely of communications and all are ""autopoietic, "" which is to say, self-organizing and self-generating. Here, Luhmann expla
Ecological communication by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellschaftsstruktur und Semantik : Studien zur Wissenssoziologie d. modernen Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

51 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in German and Dutch and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kunst der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Möglicherweise kann das Kunstsystem in seinen eigenen Operationen davon profiteren, ein Theorieangebot zu erhalten, das Kontext und Kontigenz der Kunst gesellschaftstheoretisch zu klären versucht. Die Funktion der Kunst und die Ausdifferenzierung des Kunstsystems. Wahrneming und Kommunikation: zur Reproduktion von Formen. Recensie van Rudi Laermans in: De Witte Raaf (1998)74(jul/aug.20-23)
Liebe als Passion : zur Codierung von Intimität by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

57 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chang jiu yi lai , she hui xue du ba qin mi guan xi zhong de qing gan yu xing dong dang cheng shi wen hua shang de qiang po xing yao qiu , bing zai zhe yang de si kao xia , jiang huan xiang zhong yu zhen shi sheng huo zhong fa sheng zai qin mi guan xi li de xing guan xi , kan cheng shi bei zhe zhong wen hua shang de qiang po xing yao qiu suo xian zhi . huo zhe fan xiang di bei zhe zhong qiang po xing suo zeng qiang . bu guo , cong li shi yu yi yan hua de jiao du lai kan , zhe ge bei yu she wei fen xi qian ti de wen hua shang de qiang po xing yao qiu , ye shi ju you ta zi shen de li shi xing . ai qing zhe ge yu yi xue fu ma zai shi liu dao shi ba shi ji zhe jin san bai nian jian de yan hua , yu ge ren hua . si mi hua de qin mi guan xi zai she hui zhong fen hua chu lai zhe jian shi qing xi xi xiang guan , zhe yang de fa zhan bu jin zao jiu le wo men jin ri xiang xiang ai qing de fang shi , ye da fu du di jue ding le zai ai qing guan xi zhong ke neng fa sheng wen ti de fan wei
Organisation und Entscheidung by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro presenta la primera teoría sociológica de las organizaciones en la sociedad contemporánea. Aunque Max Weber entiende que la forma burocrática de organización resulta como consecuencia del proceso racionalizador experimentado por la sociedad, la sociología de las organizaciones olvida que el fenómeno organizacional se encuentra entretejido con los procesos constituyentes de la sociedad. Las organizaciones son sistemas sociales pertenecientes a la sociedad y no pueden ser comprendidos separados de ella, pero la sociología de las organizaciones parecía haberlo olvidado. Gran parte del esfuerzo orientado al estudio de las organizaciones prescindía d ela sociedad, como si estuvieran en la estérial soledad de una retorta en un experimento de laboratorio. Se escribía sobre el pdoer, la jerarquía, las comunicaciones, la división del trabajo, etc. sin hacer referencia alguna a la sociedad. Incluso la antigua teoría de los sistemas abiertos se contentaba con postular que las organizaciones se relacionaban con el resto de la sociedad en términos de input y output. La sociedad, sin embargo, no sólo constituye el entorno de las organizaciones. éstas son sistemas sociales y las comunicaciones que son sus elementos también son elementos de la sociedad. Niklas Luhmann dedicó su vida al desarrollo de una teoría de la sociedad y sus diferentes subsistemas funcionales. No podía dejar de lado un sistema social tan característico de la sociedad moderna como el sistema organizacional. Las organizaciones son observadas con el mismo instrumental teórico utilizado para observar la sociedad. Las organizaciones son tan relevantes que diversas disciplinas han elaborados sus propias aproximaciones conceptuales para explicar sus fenómenos. La sociología carecía de un marco conceptual equivalente. Este texto satisface esa necesidad y permite a los sociólogos observar y a los no sociólogos percibir la importancia del aporte sociológico a ese campo interdisciplinario de investigación
The differentiation of society by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macht by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El poder como un medio de comunicación - El rol de la acción - Funciones del código - El poder y la coerción física - El mundo de la vida y la técnica - La generalización de la influencia - Los riesgos del poder - La relevancia del poder para la sociedad - El poder organizado
Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

74 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art as a social system by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Politik der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in German and English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of society (Vol. 2) by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of Niklas Luhmann's two-part final work was first published in German in 1997. The culmination of his thirty-year theoretical project to reconceptualize sociology, it offers a comprehensive description of modern society. Beginning with an account of the fluidity of meaning and the accordingly high improbability of successful communication, Luhmann analyzes a range of communicative media, including language, writing, the printing press, and electronic media, as well as ""success media, "" such as money, power, truth, and love, all of which structure this fluidity and make
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Alternative Names
Lu man 1927-1998

Luhman, Niklas 1927-1998

Luhmann, N.

Luhmann, N. 1927-1998

Luhmann, N. (Niklas), 1927-1998

Luhmann, Niklas

Luman 1927-1998

Luman, N. 1927-1998

Luman, Nikelasi 1927-1998

Luman, Nikeullaseu 1927-1998

Lūman, Niklas 1927-1998

Lūmān, Nīkulaus 1927-1998

Lumann, Niklas 1927-1998

N. Lu man 1927-1998

N.-Luman 1927-1998

Ni ke la si Lu man 1927-1998

Ni keul la seu Lu man 1927-1998

Nicolaus Luhmann

Nikelasi-Luman 1927-1998

Nikeullaseu-Luman 1927-1998

Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann Duits filosoof

Niklas Luhmann German sociologist, administration expert, and social systems theorist

Niklas Luhmann német szociológus és társadalomtudós

Niklas Luhmann sociólogo alemán

Niklas Luhmann sociologo e filosofo tedesco

Niklas Luhmann sociologue allemand

Rūman, N. 1927-1998

Rūman, Nikorasu 1927-1998

Ruman, Nik'ŭllasŭ 1927-1998

Rūman, Nikuraso 1927-1998

Rūman, Nikurasu 1927-1998

Луман, Никлас 1927-1998

Луман, Никлас немецкий социолог

Ніклас Луман

نيكلاس لوهمان

نیکلاس لومان دانشمند و فیلسوف آلمانی

니클라스 루만

루만, 니클라스 1927-1998


ル-マン, ニクラス 1927-1998

ルーマン, N.

ルーマン, ニクラス

ルーマン, ニクラス 1927-1998


Risk : a sociological theoryLove as passion : the codification of intimacyLaw as a social systemPolitical theory in the welfare stateSocial systemsEcological communicationArt as a social system