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Luhmann, Niklas 1927-1998

Works: 1,255 works in 4,896 publications in 10 languages and 56,157 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Niklas Luhmann
The reality of the mass media by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

73 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,087 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 )

65 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 891 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
Soziale Systeme : Grundriss einer allgemeinen Theorie by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

82 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love as passion : the codification of intimacy by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 737 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
Vertrauen; ein Mechanismus der Reduktion sozialer Komplexität by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 622 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
Social systems by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 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 )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview<br><br>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 explains how religion provides a code for coping with the complexity, opacity, and uncontrollability of our world. Religion functions to make definite the indefinite, to reconcile the immanent and the transcendent.<br><br>Synthesizing approaches as disparate as the philosophy of language, historical linguistics, deconstruction, and formal systems theory/cybernetics, A Systems Theory of Religion takes on important topics that range from religion's meaning and evolution to secularization, turning decades of sociological assumptions on their head. It provides us with a fresh vocabulary and a fresh philosophical and sociological approach to one of society's most fundamental phenomena
Die Wissenschaft der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological communication by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macht by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

41 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 448 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 Kunst der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 447 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)
Die Wirtschaft der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen wei shi zhang,Bao kuo jia ge,She hui de jing ji zuo wei zi wo sheng cheng xi tong,Shi chang zuo wei jing ji xi tong de nei huan jing,Jing ji xi tong zhong de shuang xun huan deng nei rong
Gesellschaftsstruktur und Semantik : Studien zur Wissenssoziologie d. modernen Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

45 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in German and Dutch and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niklas Luhmann, Soziale Systeme by Detlef Horster( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niklas Luhmann's Social Systems (1984) is the cornerstone for his elaboration of systems theory. In this work, Luhmann adopted and transformed traditional terminology to develop his own terminology of systems theory. The essays in this volume facilitate access to Luhmann's systems theory through explanations of the chapters of his book that follow the chronology of the original work with the aim of improving and deepening understanding
Disillusioning modernity : Niklas Luhmann's social and political theory by Balázs Brunczel( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niklas Luhmanns Theorie sozialer Systeme : eine Einführung by Georg Kneer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luhmann leicht gemacht : eine Einführung in die Systemtheorie by Margot Berghaus( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niklas Luhmann war einer der großen Analytiker sozialer Systeme des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Bedeutung seines Werkes auch für die Kulturwissenschaften ist groß. Es ist jedoch in einer sehr komplexen und spezialisierten Fachsprache verfasst und vor allem für Studienanfänger nicht leicht zu lesen. Eine wertvolle Verständnishilfe des Luhmannschen Denkens bietet deshalb diese Einführung in seine Systemtheorie. Das Buch schließt die Theorie auf. Die Leser - auch und gerade diejenigen ohne Luhmann- Vorkenntnisse - werden den Zugang leicht und mit Vergnügen finden. Hilfreich sind hierbei zahlreiche Schaubilder, Zeichnungen, Karikaturen und Cartoons sowie die klare didaktische und einfach zu erfassende Aufteilung des Stoffes in überschaubare Schritte. Der Text ist bewusst einfach gehalten, aber auch Luhmann selbst kommt in vielen Zitaten zu Wort. Margot Berghaus ist Professorin für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft an der Universität Mannheim
Luhmann on law and politics : critical appraisals and applications( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of essays that provides evidence of Luhmann's extensive and diverse relevance to the issues facing contemporary society. This work also aims to enhance our understanding of the challenges posed by Luhmann's theoretical paradigm to more traditional conceptions of social theory
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Lu man 1927-1998

Luhman, Niklas 1927-1998

Luhmann N.

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Luhmann, N. 1927-1998 (Niklas)

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Luman 1927-1998

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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 deutscher Soziologe und Gesellschaftstheoretiker

Niklas Luhmann Duits filosoof

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

Niklas Luhmann germana sociologo

Niklas Luhmann német szociológus és társadalomtudós

Niklas Luhmann sociólogo alemán

Niklas Luhmann Sociólogo alemão

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

卢曼 1927-1998


Risk : a sociological theoryLove as passion : the codification of intimacySocial systemsEcological communicationDisillusioning modernity : Niklas Luhmann's social and political theoryNiklas Luhmann's theory of politics and lawLuhmann on law and politics : critical appraisals and applications