Do shared norms matter in international relations? Psychic operational closure means we cannot share thoughts; we can only share language. Ideas cannot be shared. Thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc., must be translated into meaningful communication within a social system. Norms are not ideas, but rather expectations.
Luhmann is forever talking about the second half of the 18th century as the pivotal era in the transition to modern society. More specifically, he mentions early 1760s, and the year 1763 comes up in various places. So what was going at this time?
How does society move from one distinction to another? Good/evil is one traditional distinction, but, over the last century or so, it is has decreased
Virginia Woolf said that the biography as a genre was only established itself in second half of the 18th century. We know very little about