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Luhmann, Niklas 1927-1998

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Works: 1,077 works in 3,805 publications in 11 languages and 45,033 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Adapter, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: HM131, 301
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Social systems by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

78 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany's most prominent social thinker here sets out a contribution to sociology that aims to rework our understanding of meaning and communication. He links social theory to recent theoretical developments in scientific disciplines
The reality of the mass media by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

60 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems to an examination of the role of mass media in the constitution of social reality." "Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives. Rather, he contends that the system of mass media is regulated by the internal code information/noninformation, which enables the system to select its information (news) from its own environment and to communicate this information in accordance with its own reflexive criteria."--Jacket
The differentiation of society by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

105 editions published between 1000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbeirrt hält auch diese Sammlung soziologischer Studien an dem Titel "Aufklä rung" fest. Wer die soziologische Literatur des letzten Jahrzehnts soziologisch, das heißt mit Sinn für Realität betrachtet, wird wenig finden, was diesen Anspruch rechtfertigen könnte. Er ist stärker umstritten als je zuvor. Die Dreieinigkeit von Aufklärung, Vernunft und Politik hat keinen Ankerpunkt in der Realität gefunden. Sie hatte ganz und gar auf Zukunft gesetzt und kontrafaktisch auf ihre eigene Normativität. So groß bemessene Gesten vermögen jedoch kaum noch zu überzeugen. Wie sollte man heute angesichts bedrängender Zukunftssorgen sich auf das verlassen können, was als Zukunft impliziert war? Lieber flüchtet man unter die Fittiche der Klassi ker, die prinzipiell endlose Möglichkeiten der Interpretation und damit einen Schutz gegen Gedanken- und Arbeitslosigkeit zu bieten scheinen. Neben der Exe gese der Klassiker bietet auch die Exegese selbstproduzierter Daten Möglichkeiten zur Variation soziologischer Aussagen. All das sind berechtigte Wege der Forschung und des Erkenntnisgewinns, aber Exegese ist keine Aufklärung
A sociological theory of law by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translation of : Rechtssoziologie
Die Wissenschaft der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

71 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk : a sociological theory by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

60 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation A great deal of attention has been devoted to risk research. Sociologists in general have limited themselves to varying recognitions of a society at risk and have traced out the paths to disaster. The detailed research has yet to be undertaken. In Risk, now available in paperback, Niklas Luhmann develops a theoretical program for such research. His premise is that the concept of risk projects essential aspects of our description of the future onto the present. Risk is conceived as the possibility of triggering unexpected, unlikely, and detrimental consequences by means of a decision attributable to a decision maker
Theory of society by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

93 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first volume of Niklas Luhmann's two-part final work was initially published in German in 1997. The culmination of his thirty-year theoretical project to reconceptualize sociology, it offers a comprehensive description of modern society on a scale not attempted since Talcott Parsons. Beginning with an account of the fluidity of meaning and the accordingly high improbability of successful communication, Luhmann analyzes a range of communicative media, including language, writing, the printing press, and electronic media as well as "success media," such as money, power, truth, and love, all of which structure this fluidity and make communication possible. An investigation into the ways in which social systems produce and reproduce themselves, the book asks what gives rise to functionally differentiated social systems, how they evolve, and how social movements, organizations, and patterns of interaction emerge. The advent of the computer and its networks, which trigger potentially far-reaching processes of restructuring, receive particular attention. A concluding chapter on the semantics of modern society's self-description bids farewell to the outdated theoretical approaches of "old Europe," that is, to ontological, holistic, ethical, and critical interpretations of society, and argues that concepts such as "the nation," "the subject," and "postmodernity" are vastly overrated. In their stead, "society"--Long considered a suspicious term by sociologists, one open to all kinds of reification--is defined in purely operational terms. It is the always uncertain answer to the question of what comes next in all areas of communication."--Publisher's website
Love as passion : the codification of intimacy by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important book Niklas Luhmann - one of the leading social thinkers of the late 20th century - analyses the emergence of 'love' as the basis of personal relationships in modern societies. He argues that, while family systems remained intact in the transition from traditional to modern societies, a semantics for love developed to accommodate extra-marital relationships; this semantics was then transferred back into marriage and eventually transformed marriage itself. Drawing on a diverse range of historical and literary sources, Luhmann retraces the emergence and evolution of the special semantics of passionate love that has come to form the basis of modern forms of intimacy and personal relationships. This classic book by Luhmann has been widely recognized as a work of major importance. It is an outstanding contribution to social theory and it provides an original and illuminating perspective on the nature of modern marriage and sexuality. -- Publisher description
Law as a social system by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern systems theory provides a new paradigm for the analysis of society. In this volume, Niklas Luhmann, its leading exponent, explores its implications for our understanding of law. Luhmann argues that current thinking about how law operates within a modern society is seriously deficient. In this volume he lays out the theoretical and methodological tools that, he argues, can advance our understanding of contemporary society and, in particular, of the identity, performance, and function of the legal system within that society. In systems theory, society is its communications: they are its empirical reality; the items that can be observed and studied. Systems theory identifies how communications operate within a physical world and how different sub-systems of communication operate alongside each other. In this volume, Luhmann uses systems theory to address a question central to legal theory: what differentiates law from other parts of society?
Observations on modernity by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Proklamation der "Postmoderne" hatte mindestens ein Verdienst. Sie hat bekannt gemacht, daß die moderne Gesellschaft das Vertrauen in die Richtigkeit ihrer eige nen Selbstbeschreibungen verloren hat. Auch sie sind jeweils anders möglich. Auch sie sind kontingent gewor den. Wie in der risikoreichen Welt des New Yorker U-Bahn-Netzes drängen sich jetzt die, die darüber reden wollen, an dafür bestimmten Plätzen unter heller Be leuchtung und bei laufenden Fernsehkameras zusammen. Es scheint ums intellektuelle Überleben zu gehen. Aber offenbar nur darum. Und währenddessen geschieht, was geschieht, und die Gesellschaft evoluiert im Ausgang von dem, was erreicht ist, in eine unbekannte Zukunft. Vielleicht hatte das Stichwort der Postmoderne nur eine andere, variantenreichere Beschreibung der Moder ne versprechen wollen, die ihre eigene Einheit nur noch negativ vorstellen kann als Unmöglichkeit eines meta recit. Aber das ließe dann möglicherweise zu viel zu angesichts zahlreicher aktueller Dringlichkeiten, die auf fallen. Wir mögen gern konzedieren, daß es keine ver bindliche Repräsentation der Gesellschaft in der Gesell schaft gibt. Aber das wäre dann nicht das Ende, sondern der Beginn einer Reflexion der Form von Selbstbeob achtungen und Selbstbeschreibungen eines Systems, die im System selbst vorgeschlagen und durchgesetzt werden 7 müssen in einem Prozeß, der seinerseits wieder beob achtet und beschrieben wird
Vertrauen; ein Mechanismus der Reduktion sozialer Komplexität by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

48 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertrauen im weitesten Sinne eines Zutrauens zu eigenen Erwartungen ist ein elementarer Tatbestand des sozialen Lebens. Von Vertrauen spricht man im täglichen Leben meist in moralischem Sinne. Dem gegenüber analysiert Luhmann Funktion, Bedingungen und Taktiken des Vertrauens sozialwissenschaftlich. Vor allem wird dabei angestrebt, den Bereich der rationalen Handlungen nach Möglichkeit zu erweitern. Das kann erreicht werden, wenn man in der Lage ist, durch persönliches Vertrauen oder Vertrauen in das Funktionieren gesellschaftlicher Systeme sich auf höhere Risiken einzulassen. Niklas Luhmann unternimmt es also in diesem schon klassisch gewordenen Buch, den in der Alltagssprache und der traditionellen ethischen Vorstellungswelt vielfach besetzten Begriff des Vertrauens im Rahmen theoretischer Soziologie zu erörtern und das in einer so anschaulichen und anregenden Weise, dass das Buch seit langem breite Beachtung gefunden hat - weit über den Kreis der Fachsoziologen hinaus
Religious dogmatics and the evolution of societies by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume comprises an English translation of Niklas Luhmann's "Religi se Dogmatik und gesellschaftliche Funktion" (Chapter two of his 1977 "Funktion der Religion"), which has been the subject of much discussion and controversy in Europe over the past 15 years. Peter Beyer also provides a 50-page introduction which treats some of the main concepts in Luhmann's abstract and difficult thought and also illustrates the way these concepts fit into his overall theory of society and religion
Liebe als Passion : zur Codierung von Intimität by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

58 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chang jiu yi lai , she hui xue du ba qin mi guan xi zhong de qing gan yu xing dong dang cheng shi wen hua shang de qiang po xing yao qiu , bing zai zhe yang de si kao xia , jiang huan xiang zhong yu zhen shi sheng huo zhong fa sheng zai qin mi guan xi li de xing guan xi , kan cheng shi bei zhe zhong wen hua shang de qiang po xing yao qiu suo xian zhi . huo zhe fan xiang di bei zhe zhong qiang po xing suo zeng qiang . bu guo , cong li shi yu yi yan hua de jiao du lai kan , zhe ge bei yu she wei fen xi qian ti de wen hua shang de qiang po xing yao qiu , ye shi ju you ta zi shen de li shi xing . ai qing zhe ge yu yi xue fu ma zai shi liu dao shi ba shi ji zhe jin san bai nian jian de yan hua , yu ge ren hua . si mi hua de qin mi guan xi zai she hui zhong fen hua chu lai zhe jian shi qing xi xi xiang guan , zhe yang de fa zhan bu jin zao jiu le wo men jin ri xiang xiang ai qing de fang shi , ye da fu du di jue ding le zai ai qing guan xi zhong ke neng fa sheng wen ti de fan wei
Legitimation durch Verfahren by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

68 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorie der Gesellschaft oder Sozialtechnologie. Was leistet d. Systemforschung? by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological communication by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political theory in the welfare state by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organisation und Entscheidung by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

42 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro presenta la primera teoría sociológica de las organizaciones en la sociedad contemporánea. Aunque Max Weber entiende que la forma burocrática de organización resulta como consecuencia del proceso racionalizador experimentado por la sociedad, la sociología de las organizaciones olvida que el fenómeno organizacional se encuentra entretejido con los procesos constituyentes de la sociedad. Las organizaciones son sistemas sociales pertenecientes a la sociedad y no pueden ser comprendidos separados de ella, pero la sociología de las organizaciones parecía haberlo olvidado. Gran parte del esfuerzo orientado al estudio de las organizaciones prescindía d ela sociedad, como si estuvieran en la estérial soledad de una retorta en un experimento de laboratorio. Se escribía sobre el pdoer, la jerarquía, las comunicaciones, la división del trabajo, etc. sin hacer referencia alguna a la sociedad. Incluso la antigua teoría de los sistemas abiertos se contentaba con postular que las organizaciones se relacionaban con el resto de la sociedad en términos de input y output. La sociedad, sin embargo, no sólo constituye el entorno de las organizaciones. éstas son sistemas sociales y las comunicaciones que son sus elementos también son elementos de la sociedad. Niklas Luhmann dedicó su vida al desarrollo de una teoría de la sociedad y sus diferentes subsistemas funcionales. No podía dejar de lado un sistema social tan característico de la sociedad moderna como el sistema organizacional. Las organizaciones son observadas con el mismo instrumental teórico utilizado para observar la sociedad. Las organizaciones son tan relevantes que diversas disciplinas han elaborados sus propias aproximaciones conceptuales para explicar sus fenómenos. La sociología carecía de un marco conceptual equivalente. Este texto satisface esa necesidad y permite a los sociólogos observar y a los no sociólogos percibir la importancia del aporte sociológico a ese campo interdisciplinario de investigación
A systems theory of religion by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in German and English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Systems Theory of Religion, still unfinished at Niklas Luhmann's death in 1998, was first published in German two years later thanks to the editorial work of André Kieserling. One of Luhmann's most important projects, it exemplifies his later work while redefining the subject matter of the sociology of religion. Religion, for Luhmann, is one of the many functionally differentiated social systems that make up modern society. All such subsystems consist entirely of communications and all are ""autopoietic, "" which is to say, self-organizing and self-generating. Here, Luhmann expla
Die Politik der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lu man 1927-1998

Luhman, Niklas 1927-1998

Luhmann, N.

Luhmann, N. 1927-1998

Luhmann, N. (Niklas), 1927-1998

Luhmann, Niklas

Luman 1927-1998

Luman, N. 1927-1998

Luman, Nikelasi 1927-1998

Lūman, Niklas 1927-1998

Lūmān, Nīkulaus 1927-1998

Lumann, Niklas 1927-1998

N. Lu man 1927-1998

N.-Luman 1927-1998

Ni ke la si Lu man 1927-1998

Nicolaus Luhmann

Nikelasi-Luman 1927-1998

Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann Duits filosoof

Niklas Luhmann German sociologist, administration expert, and social systems theorist

Niklas Luhmann sociólogo alemán

Niklas Luhmann sociologo e filosofo tedesco

Niklas Luhmann sociologue allemand

Rūman, N. 1927-1998

Rūman, Nikorasu 1927-1998

Rūman, Nikuraso 1927-1998

Rūman, Nikurasu 1927-1998

Луман, Никлас 1927-1998

Луман, Никлас немецкий социолог

Ніклас Луман

نيكلاس لوهمان

نیکلاس لومان دانشمند و فیلسوف آلمانی

니클라스 루만

루만, 니클라스 1927-1998

ニクラス・ルーマン

ル-マン, ニクラス 1927-1998

ルーマン, N.

ルーマン, ニクラス

ルーマン, ニクラス 1927-1998

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The reality of the mass mediaRisk : a sociological theoryLove as passion : the codification of intimacyLaw as a social systemObservations on modernityEcological communicationPolitical theory in the welfare state