Bibliographic Details

Luhmann explained : from souls to systems / Hans-Georg Moeller.

Author / Creator Moeller, Hans-Georg, 1964-
Imprint Chicago : Open Court, c2006.
Description xii, 299 p. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Series Ideas explained ; v. 3
Ideas explained series ; v. 3.
Subject Luhmann, Niklas 1927-1998
Luhmann, Niklas, 1927-1998.
Social systems.
Social systems -- Philosophy.
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Social systems.
Social systems -- Philosophy.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 0812695984 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Luhmann bibliography": p. 275-292.
Summary "An introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social systems theory. Discusses key concepts and relevant philosophical issues, and presents a case study. English-language translations of three of Luhmann's essays and bibliographies of works by and on Luhmann are included"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. A new way of thinking about society. What is social systems theory? ; What is real? ; What happens to the human being? ; What can be done?
  • Part 2. Mass media. The mass media as a system ; Beyond manipulation ; The reality of the mass media ; Individuality and freedom
  • Part 3. Philosophical contexts. Kant ; Hegel ; Marx ; Husserl ; Habermas ; Postmodernity, deconstruction, and techno-theory
  • Conclusion: From metanarrative to supertheory.