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
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
Francis Halsall published a very interesting article in May 2012 in The New Bioethics titled “Niklas Luhmann and the Body: Irritating Social Systems.” Halsall argues, In
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