Luhmann Observed

Radical Theoretical Encounters

  • Anders la Cour
  • Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Luhmann Encountered

    1. Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Anders la Cour
      Pages 1-15
  3. Radical Paradoxes

  4. Radical Materiality

  5. Radical Semantics

  6. Radical Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Willis Santiago, Guerra Filho, Pablo Ghetti
      Pages 227-242
    3. Barbara Mauthe, Thomas E. Webb
      Pages 243-262
  7. Afterword

    1. Anders la Cour, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
      Pages 284-288

About this book


This book, for the first time, brings Niklas Luhmann's work into dialogue with other theoretical positions, including Lacan, Derrida, Deleuze, gender studies, bioethics, translation, ANT, eco-theories and complexity theory.


bioethics gender gender studies Institution liberty Luhmann Niklas Luhmann organization politics social theory systems theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Anders la Cour
    • 1
  • Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmarkUK
  2. 2.University of WestminsterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43698-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01529-7
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