Volume 10 · Number 2 · Pages 217–218
Society as Constructed Ontology?

Florian Grote

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Open peer commentary on the article “Ontology, Reality and Construction in Niklas Luhmann’s Theory” by Krzysztof C. Matuszek. Upshot: The question of whether contingency can be limited concerns the foundations of sociological systems theory as a theory of cognition. This commentary argues that while such limits may seem plausible and apparent at first, they would consequentially give rise to an ontological notion of society within society. Rather, the commentary proposes to understand the limits identified in the target article as social functions structuring expectations in situations of double contingency.


Grote F. (2015) Society as constructed ontology? Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 217–218. http://constructivist.info/10/2/217

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