Download the full text in
PDF (88 kB)
Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: It is not possible to conceive of social systems as autopoietic systems if one departs from actions. But Luhmann’s theory opts for communication as the basic unit of social systems. The autopoiesis of social systems emerges from communication, triggering further communication.
Vanderstraeten R. (2014) The autopoiesis of social systems. Constructivist Foundations 9(2): 181–183. http://constructivist.info/9/2/181
To stay informed about comments to this publication and post comments yourself, please log in first.