Meaning(s) in Finnegans Wake

For Luhmann, meaning is an actualization or selection from an uncrossable horizon of possibilities. Meaning is a two-sided form with the actualized meaning on the marked side and all the other potential/unselected meanings on the unmarked side. The communication system selects a meaning from a horizon of possibilities.

The errors of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

One reason someone might confuse Teilhard’s theories with Luhmann, systems theory, or complexity theory is that Teilhard talked about increasing complexity and a sort of global mind–the noosphere, which might be called a system. You might even think of the noosphere as being autonomous and, like social systems, beyond the control of particular human beings.

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