Examples of what, how, and why things change at scale. Including examples from housing, growth in wealth, transportation, and tourism. — Read on unintendedconsequenc.es/anything-at-scale/ A
In “The semantics of twenty-first century socialism and the Venezuelan political system,” José Javier Blanco Rivero writes The French philosopher [Claude Lefort] explains that in the
I’ve explored the topic of the public figure in a few posts. The following dialogue from Chekhov‘s 1896 play The Seagull, Act II, reminded me of this topic. The
People often talk about the transition to modern society in terms of the history of ideas. We can discuss an number of important books and
Luhmann is forever talking about the second half of the 18th century as the pivotal era in the transition to modern society. One very important
This idea—that the difference between law and politics is a difference in language—lies at the heart of Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory. Luhmann suggested that society must be understood as a communication system. As such, it is differentiated into different subsystems, among them the political system and the legal system, but also, for example, the religious system, the scientific system, and so on.