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Social systems

Author: Niklas Luhmann
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1995.
Series: Writing science; Social theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Luhmann, Niklas, 1927-1998.
Social systems.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94046175
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Luhmann
ISBN: 0804719934 9780804719933 0804726256 9780804726252
OCLC Number: 720027811
Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic resource (lii, 627 pages)).
Contents: Instead of a Preface to the English Edition: On the Concepts "Subject" and "Action" --
Introduction: Paradigm Change in Systems Theory --
1. System and Function --
2. Meaning --
3. Double Contingency --
4. Communication and Action --
5. System and Environment --
6. Interpenetration --
7. The Individuality of Psychic Systems --
8. Structure and Time --
9. Contradiction and Conflict --
10. Society and Interaction --
11. Self-Reference and Rationality --
12. Consequences for Epistemology.
Series Title: Writing science; Social theory.
Other Titles: Soziale Systeme.
Responsibility: Niklas Luhmann ; translated by John Bednarz, Jr., with Dirk Baecker ; foreword by Eva M. Knodt.
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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.

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