There have been three great eras of social reform/protest in the United States—the 1830s (temperance movement, abolitionism, 1st wave feminist movement), the Progressive Era (1890s-1900s),
In A Systems Theory of Religion, Luhmann argues that inclusion rules are now delegated to function systems. For instance, the individual person is included in the
In A Systems Theory of Religion, Luhmann addresses the question of why God has created or permitted the difference between good and bad, and why
I am still thinking about the place of morality in social systems theory. I am interested in how the concept of morality changes as society
From at least the early thirteenth century Florence’s history was dominated by a competition, more intense and longer-lasting than similar confrontations elsewhere in Italy, between two distinct but overlapping political cultures and classes: an elite of powerful, wealthy families of international bankers, traders, and landowners organized as agnatic lineages [of the male bloodline]; and a larger community of economically more modest local merchants, artisans, and professional groups organized in guilds and called the popolo.
This post is related to a previous post on Charlottesville and morality. There is an interesting article in The Atlantic by Peter Bienart titled “The