From a systems-theoretical perspective, religion and the economy cannot directly communicate with one another; they are separate function systems with different codes. They can structurally couple and perturb one another, but they can’t communicate. They are, of course, both social systems and both consist of communication, but they employ different communication media.
This Google Ngram search shows that the word economics (a representative term from the economy function system) emerged in about 1880 and started a rapid rise in
In the Introduction to Autopoietic Law: A New Approach to Law and Society (1988) Gunther Teubner writes, According to Luhmann . . . the basic units of a
June 12, 2016 I like reading and listening to David Brooks. I don’t agree with everything he says, but at least he has common sense
In “The Mediatized Co-Mediatizer: Anthropology in Niklas Luhmann’s World,” published in Zygon: Journal or Religion and Science (2012), Young Bin Moon proposes to rename everything in terms
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