In a post from last year, I wrote about Luhmann’s Risk: A Sociological Theory (1993 English translation). The main idea is that functional differentiation is associated
In an article mentioned previously, Jean-Sebastien Guy wrote, For the system of society, the process of self-description is therefore the process of selection of self-descriptions.
Given that the function of the law is to stabilize normative expectations, time is the most relevant dimension (out of three dimensions: factual, social, and
Time is not a simple fact or universal given. It is a schema used for reducing system complexity, and every system has its own sense
“So it is, in the truest sense of the word, the question itself—what keeps society together?—which keeps society together.”
When the economy differentiates as a function system, aristocratic privilege is lost. Moreover, the aristocrats cannot even process as information what is happening around them. They have no way of making sense of it.