Niklas Luhmann Reading Group: Session 1

Time: Friday 5th May at 2 pm

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This week’s topic is communication and autopoiesis.

  • Communication is the basic element and operation of social systems. It consists of the unity of the difference among three selections: utterance, information, and understanding of the difference between utterance and information.
  • Autopoiesis refers to a system’s ability to produce and reproduce its constituent elements, defining its unity. It applies to living, social, and psychic systems with specific modes of operation, such as communication for social systems and thoughts for psychic systems.

Through our reading group, we hope to deepen our understanding of Luhmann’s ideas and engage in discussions about their relevance to contemporary social issues. Whether you are already familiar with Luhmann’s work or are just curious to learn more, we welcome you to join us.

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