Volume 16 · Number 3 · Pages 372–374
Social Order: Continuously Reconstructed in Terms of Expectations

Loet Leydesdorff

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Open peer commentary on the article “Systems Theory and Algorithmic Futures: Interview with Elena Esposito” by Elena Esposito, Katrin Sold & Bénédicte Zimmermann. Abstract: The generation of redundancy is specific for meaning processing in anticipatory systems. Variation generates entropy; redundancy is generated by selection mechanisms in inter-human communications. Algorithmic and probabilistic models can thus serve the elaboration of Luhmann’s sociological theory of communication.


Leydesdorff L. (2021) Social order: Continuously reconstructed in terms of expectations. Constructivist Foundations 16(3): 372–374. https://constructivist.info/16/3/372

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