Volume 16 · Number 3 · Pages 375–377
On the Heuristic Value of Luhmann’s Systems Theory

Edmundo Balsemão Pires

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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: Elena Esposito’s interview is a great opportunity to ponder on the applications of Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory to current social themes. Among these, I consider the meaning of a theory of society in sociology, the value of critical theory, and the use of algorithms in communication. I differ from Esposito regarding my views on these topics, in that she seems hesitant to make a clear statement regarding the constructivist stance of systems theory’s proposals, in contrast with other approaches.

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Balsemão Pires E. (2021) On the heuristic value of luhmann’s systems theory. Constructivist Foundations 16(3): 375–377. https://constructivist.info/16/3/375

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