I’m enjoying reading Hans-Georg Moeller’s Luhmann Explained, just as a I enjoyed The Radical Luhmann. I appreciate the clarity of the prose and all the
This is a post from a South Korean blog that discusses systems theory. This post deals with stability, flexibility, and internal complexity with reference to South
A limited revolution might be triggered in one system, but this might leave the other systems untouched or only slightly irritated. Those slightly irritated systems will then most likely adjust and carry on their operations. A political revolution might not significantly disturb the economic system, or vice versa.
At its core, the Trump campaign and similar brands of reactionary, neo-nationalist politics around the world are all about the denial of complexity. Trump and his followers want to deny the complexity of things like gender and race, the global economy and global politics and, probably most dangerously, the complexity of the global climate–the connections between fossil fuels and climate change. This movement also rejects technocracy, as Trump claims to know more than the scientists working under his administration.
In the West, we tend to believe that things like democracy, civil rights, and free markets are natural and inevitable, as if this is the
Society emerges out of communication (as a solution to double contingency); however, society is the communication, not the people who communicate (society doesn’t become smaller