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Upshot: Reflecting beyond the original intent of my paper, I respond to Luhmann-inspired commentaries by raising ontological-epistemological issues that stand before any attempt to build bridges between Maturana’s and Luhmann’s approaches to “autopoiesis.” I propose to look at the social from a vantage point from which human actors and their social doings (communications, among others) appear as equally relevant objects of knowledge in sociological theory-building.
Urrestarazu H. (2014) Author’s response: From humans to human social systems. Constructivist Foundations 9(2): 188–198. http://constructivist.info/9/2/188
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