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The Socio-Legal Construction of the ‘Best Interests of the Child’: Law's Autonomy, Sociology, and Family Law

Robert van Krieken

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the association between law and sociology in family law against the background of a discussion of Niklas Luhmann's analysis of law's combined operational closure and cognitive ... More


System, Lifeworld, and Habermas's “Communication Theory of Society”

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In his Theory of Communication Action, Jürgen Habermas talks about a “reconstructive social theory which employs a dual perspective”—the perspective of “system” and “lifeworld.” Habermas's proposed ... More


Neocybernetics and Narrative

Bruce Clarke

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691005
eISBN:
9781452949406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book rethinks narrative and media through systems theory. Reconceiving interrelations among subjects, media, significations, and the social, this study demonstrates second-order systems theory’s ... More


Every Language Is Foreign: Self and Cybernetics in the Event-Machine

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Charles S. Peirce declares that the individual amounts to no more than a “negation.” In this chapter, that remark triggers a comparison of Peirce’s semiotics to Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction and ... More


Communication and Information: Noise and Form in Michel Serres and Niklas Luhmann

Bruce Clarke

in Neocybernetics and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691005
eISBN:
9781452949406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the differences between information theory and autopoietic theory since neither of these discursive traditions can be reduced to the other, nor be merged as one. The term noise ... More


Modelling Systematic Communication Differences between Law and Science

Paul Dougan, Fernand Gobet, and Michael King

in Law and Psychology: Current Legal Issues Volume 9

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199211395
eISBN:
9780191695803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211395.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Niklas Luhmann proposed that different social systems, such as law and science, encode information using different binary codes and programmes. A plausible consequence is that communications within ... More


A Sociology of Jurisprudence

Richard Nobles

in Law and Sociology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282548
eISBN:
9780191700200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282548.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the implications of sociological theory and systems theory, most particularly as set out in the writings of Niklas Luhmann, for jurisprudence. This theory offers a sociological ... More


The Double Consciousness: American Thought and the Theory of Theory

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In many respects the “thesis statement” of the book as a whole, this chapter attempts to theorize the meaning of paradoxical statements in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Sanders ... More


On True Virtue: Jonathan Edwards and the Ethics of Self-Reference

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary interpretations of the Puritan theology of Jonathan Edwards are often hindered by the implicit assumption of a modern framework that imports either romanticist subjectivity into his ... More


Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Henry Sussman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232833
eISBN:
9780823241170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Amid radical transformation and rapid mutation in the nature, transmission, and deployment of information and communications, this book offers a status report and theoretically nuanced update on the ... More


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