Volume 8 · Number 1 · Pages 111-112
Is Communication Emerging or Sui Generis?

Loet Leydesdorff

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Open peer commentary on the article “Communication Emerging? On Simulating Structural Coupling in Multiple Contingency” by Manfred Füllsack. Upshot: In Füllsack’s paper, the communication network is considered as emergent. This raises the question of whether society is emerging or sui generis. This contribution discusses the latter (perhaps counter-intuitive) perspective and some analytical consequences.


Leydesdorff L. (2012) Is communication emerging or sui generis? Constructivist Foundations 8(1): 111-112. http://constructivist.info/8/1/111

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