Volume 8 · Number 1 · Pages 30–32
On Reading and Critiquing Luhmann

Bernard Scott

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Luhmann and the Constructivist Heritage: A Critical Reflection” by Eva Buchinger. Upshot: I acknowledge the value of Buchinger’s contribution to my understanding of Luhmann’s theory of social systems and seek some clarification and elaboration concerning specific issues. In particular, I raise some questions about the concepts of meaning processing and of psychic systems and persons, with reference to related ideas developed by Gordon Pask and myself. I also question how Luhmann uses the term “autopoiesis.”

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Scott B. (2012) On reading and critiquing luhmann. Constructivist Foundations 8(1): 30–32. http://constructivist.info/8/1/030

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