Any sign of moral didacticism ruins art, if art is understood as its own autonomous social system. Art, in this sense, cannot be the servant of religion, education, philosophy, science any other kind of communication. These other systems can only use art parasitically.
Here is a poll that shows that the political system is not so tightly coupled with the religion system. Just 25 percent of Americans say
Religion is usually considered one of the function systems of society; it is one of ten described by Steffen Roth and Anton Schütz (2015) in “Ten
There have been three great eras of social reform/protest in the United States—the 1830s (temperance movement, abolitionism, 1st wave feminist movement), the Progressive Era (1890s-1900s),
This is a sort of continuation of the post on negative and positive integration. In discussing the religion system, Luhmann writes, [What] is so remarkable is
In a previous post I quoted a passage from Luhmann’s Systems Theory of Religion: The observer God had offered a security of orientation that was