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Luhmann, Niklas 1927-1998

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Works: 1,056 works in 3,940 publications in 19 languages and 44,095 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Adapter
Classifications: HM590, 301
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Social systems by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
144 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,462 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
The differentiation of society by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
172 editions published between 1000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of society by Niklas Luhmann( )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This first volume of Niklas Luhmann's two-part final work was initially published in German in 1997. The culmination of his thirty-year theoretical project to reconceptualize sociology, it offers a comprehensive description of modern society on a scale not attempted since Talcott Parsons. 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 communication possible. An investigation into the ways in which social systems produce and reproduce themselves, the book asks what gives rise to functionally differentiated social systems, how they evolve, and how social movements, organizations, and patterns of interaction emerge. The advent of the computer and its networks, which trigger potentially far-reaching processes of restructuring, receive particular attention. A concluding chapter on the semantics of modern society's self-description bids farewell to the outdated theoretical approaches of "old Europe," that is, to ontological, holistic, ethical, and critical interpretations of society, and argues that concepts such as "the nation," "the subject," and "postmodernity" are vastly overrated. In their stead, "society" - long considered a suspicious term by sociologists, one open to all kinds of reification - is defined in purely operational terms. It is the always uncertain answer to the question of what comes next in all areas of communication
Theory of society by Niklas Luhmann( )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Risk : a sociological theory by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and German and held by 800 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 )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and German and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observations on modernity by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
45 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Proklamation der "Postmoderne" hatte mindestens einen Verdienst: Sie hat bekannt gemacht, dass die moderne Gesellschaft das Vertrauen in die Richtigkeit ihrer eigenen Selbstbeschreibungen verloren hat. Vielleicht hatte das Stichwort der Postmoderne nur eine andere, variantenreichere Beschreibung der Moderne versprechen wollen, die ihre eigene Einheit nur noch negativ vorstellen kann als Unmöglichkeit eines métarécit. Wir mögen gern zugestehen, dass es keine verbindliche Repräsentation der Gesellschaft in der Gesellschaft gibt. Aber das wäre dann nicht das Ende, sondern der Beginn einer Reflexion der Form von Selbstbeobachtungen und Selbstbeschreibungen eines Systems, die im System selbst vorgeschlagen und durchgesetzt werden müssen in einem Prozess, der seinerseits wieder beobachtet und beschrieben wird. Die hier publizierten Texte gehen von der Überzeugung aus, dass darüber etwas ausgesagt werden kann, ja, dass Theoriematerialien schon verfügbar sind, die nur auf dieses Thema der Beobachtungen der Moderne hingeführt werden müssen. Inhalt: - Das Moderne der modernen Gesellschaft - Europäische Rationalität - Kontingenz als Eigenwert der modernen Gesellschaft - Die Beschreibung der Zukunft - Ökologie des Nichtwissens
The reality of the mass media by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems - applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences and law - 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
Political theory in the welfare state by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertrauen : ein Mechanismus der Reduktion sozialer Komplexität by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
62 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 565 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 )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and German and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English translation of : Rechtssoziologie
Art as a social system by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of society by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This first volume of Niklas Luhmann's two-part final work was initially published in German in 1997. The culmination of his thirty-year theoretical project to reconceptualize sociology, it offers a comprehensive description of modern society on a scale not attempted since Talcott Parsons. 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 communication possible. An investigation into the ways in which social systems produce and reproduce themselves, the book asks what gives rise to functionally differentiated social systems, how they evolve, and how social movements, organizations, and patterns of interaction emerge. The advent of the computer and its networks, which trigger potentially far-reaching processes of restructuring, receive particular attention. A concluding chapter on the semantics of modern society's self-description bids farewell to the outdated theoretical approaches of "old Europe," that is, to ontological, holistic, ethical, and critical interpretations of society, and argues that concepts such as "the nation," "the subject," and "postmodernity" are vastly overrated. In their stead, "society"--Long considered a suspicious term by sociologists, one open to all kinds of reification--is defined in purely operational terms. It is the always uncertain answer to the question of what comes next in all areas of communication."--Publisher's website
Ecological communication by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legitimation durch Verfahren by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
69 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theorie der Gesellschaft oder Sozialtechnologie. Was leistet d. Systemforschung? by Jürgen Habermas( Book )
56 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Realität der Massenmedien by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
31 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was wir von der Gesellschaft und ihrer Welt wissen, wissen wir fast ausschließlich durch die Massenmedien. Gleichzeitig haben wir jedoch den Verdacht, dass dieses Wissen manipuliert wird. Zumindest kommt es extrem selektiv zustande, gesteuert zum Beispiel durch wenige Faktoren, die den Nachrichtenwert von Informationen bestimmen oder Unterhaltungssendungen attraktiv erscheinen lassen. Aber dies Gegenwissen wirkt sich nicht aus. Die Realität ist so hinzunehmen, wie sie von den Massenmedien präsentiert und rekursiv, auf sich selbst aufbauend, reproduziert wird. Der Text versucht, diesen Widerspruch zu klären und ihn in einer allgemeinen Theorie operativ geschlossener Sozialsysteme aufzuheben
Die Wissenschaft der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
49 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macht by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
45 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Es gibt viele widerspruchsreiche Versuche, das Phänomen der Macht auf einen theoretisch und empirisch erfolgreichen Begriff zu bringen. Angesichts dieser Lage kann eine Theorie der Macht sich nicht mit einer beschreibenden Deutung, mit einer Wesensanalyse begnügen, die mehr oder weniger voraussetzt, was sie als Resultat herausholt. Auch Versuche, den Begriff an sich selbst zu analysieren und in seine verschiedenen Bedeutungen auseinander zu legen, führen nicht weiter. Luhmanns Überlegungen führen zurück auf die Gesellschaft als Bedingung der Möglichkeit von Macht, also eine Machttheorie auf dem Umweg über eine Gesellschaftstheorie. Es geht um Klärung, was es besagen könnte, wenn man Macht als symbolisch generalisiertes Medium der Kommunikation behandelt und Machtanalysen (insbes. von Geld,Wahrheit und Liebe) auf diese Weise in einen gesellschaftstheoretischen Zusammenhang einordnet
Liebe als Passion : zur Codierung von Intimität by Niklas Luhmann( Book )
56 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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
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
Nikelasi-Luman 1927-1998
Niklas Luhmann
Rūman, N. 1927-1998
Rūman, Nikorasu 1927-1998
Rūman, Nikurasu 1927-1998
Луман, Никлас 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
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