Volume 10 · Number 2 · Pages 210–211
The Reality of Ontologies in Luhmann’s Work

Hugo Cadenas

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Open peer commentary on the article “Ontology, Reality and Construction in Niklas Luhmann’s Theory” by Krzysztof C. Matuszek. Upshot: I discuss the conception of “reality” that Matuszek attributed to Luhmann’s work and the influence of “ontology” on his thought. It is argued that Luhmann’s system theory is based on the distinction system/environment and not on an ontological principle.


Cadenas H. (2015) The reality of ontologies in luhmann’s work. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 210–211. http://constructivist.info/10/2/210

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