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This is a post from a South Korean blog that discusses systems theory. This post deals with stability, flexibility, and internal … More

Revolution?

One thing systems theory shows is that revolutions, at least not in the way they are envisioned by people who … More

Necessity and Contingency

In the West, we tend to believe that things like democracy, civil rights, and free markets are natural and inevitable, … More

Only communication communicates

Society emerges out of communication; however, society is the communication, not the people who communicate. Furthermore, only communication communicates. Human … More

Luhmann and the Body

Francis Halsall published a very interesting article in May 2012 in The New Bioethics titled “Niklas Luhmann and the Body: Irritating … More

Self-Making Systems

Autopoietic systems are never created by other autopoietic systems. Autopoietic systems, by definition, are self-made. For example, the mass media … More