Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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GLU 195
System/Environment/Luhmann/GLU/(s): basic concept of system theory - Outside: is always more complex than the inside. - System: helps to reduce complexity. - No system can operate outside its borders. - Each system is identified by its own operation. - Environment: is not surrounded by borders but by horizons. - It itself is not a system. - It has no own operations. - But it is not passive.
II 47
System/Luhmann/Reese-Schäfer: autopoietic systems have no other form of environmental contact than self contact. - Take only environmental impacts by transforming them into their own frequency. - E.g. social system has no use for consciousness.
AU Cas 3
System/closed systems/Luhmann: closed systems cannot be found in the world. - We only consider open systems: biology, social system etc. - So-called operational (closed) systems are only seemingly different.
AU Cass 4
System/Luhmann: a system can distinguish itself from the environment.
AU Kass 8
System/environment/complexity/Luhmann: the environment of a system is always more complex than the system. - Therefore, the system cannot establish a point-to-point relationship with the environment. - therefore complexity must be reduced or ignored . - For example, call different things by the same name.
AU Cas 8
System/Luhmann: has subdivisions - E.g. planning for the system - for them, the system is environment itself - Loosely coupled systems are more stable. - E.g. employees can be exchanged. - Fixed coupling is not found in nature. - In systems not everything is connected with everything! - Not like Newton.
AU Cass 11
System/Luhmann: a system is not an object but a difference. - I am in my environment. - I am not in society, otherwise others would think my thoughts, etc. - In this way, system theory allows individualism. - HabermasVsLuhmann: radical individualism is not sought. - LuhmannVsHabermas: the society does not have to strive for a "human aim". - ((S) This is an aim for humans, society is not a human.)
AU Cas 14
System/Luhmann: E.g. conflicts are systems - because it brings the other in a limited range of variation of responses. - Conflicts have an organizing force. - VsSystemtheorie/VsLuhmann: here conflicts would be underexposed. - LuhmannVsVs: not here. - Conflict: can lead to a too strong integration. - Conflicts are spreading more with a fixed coupling.

N. Luhmann
Einführung in die Systemtheorie Heidelberg 1992

Lu I
N. Luhmann
Die Kunst der Gesellschaft Frankfurt 1997

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26