I’ve been listening to a lecture by Luhmann titled “Systems Theory and Postmodernism.” Early in the lecture, Luhmann mentions a conversation he had with Jean-François Lyotard in
One of the best-known early theories by Niklas Luhmann is his theory of trust. In his book, Vertrauen (1968), Luhmann presented his basic theses about trust. The function of trust is to reconstruct or to reduce the growing complexity of society.
I’ve been thinking about the controversy between Apple and the US Department of Justice. The first thing to recognize is that when a state, which
I hope someone other than me will get the popular cultural reference. Anyway, to elaborate on some earlier blog posts, if we start with the premise that society is
What is the connection between cultural values (norms, expectational structures) and collective memory? Memory does not operate as a storage container. Rather, memory is an
Donald Trump is a lot like a cult leader, not so different from Jim Jones. No matter what he does, his devotees will follow him.