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Observations on modernity

Author: Niklas Luhmann
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Series: Writing science.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of five essays by on of Germany's most prominent and influential social thinker both links Luhmann s social theory to the question What is modern about modernity? and shows the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Luhmann
ISBN: 0804732345 9780804732345 0804732353 9780804732352
OCLC Number: 37721400
Notes: "The publication of this work was assisted by a subsidy from Inter Nationes, Bonn."
Description: x, 147 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Modernity in Contemporary Society --
2. European Rationality --
3. Contingency as Modern Society's Defining Attribute --
4. Describing the Future --
5. The Ecology of Ignorance.
Series Title: Writing science.
Other Titles: Beobachtungen der Moderne.
Responsibility: Niklas Luhmann ; translated by William Whobrey.
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