Dirk Baecker

Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

Am Seemooser Horn 20

Friedrichshafen, 88045

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Systemic Theories of Communication

HANDBOOKS OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES, Vol. 1: Theories and Models of Communication, pp. 85-100, Paul Cobley, Peter J. Schulz, eds., Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton, 2013
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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communication

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Sociology of Media

Inge Baxmann, Timon Beyes and Claus Pias (eds.), Social Media – New Masses, Zürich: Diaphanes, 2016, pp. 151-171
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 May 2016
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Media, Society, Sociology, Culture Form

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Niklas Luhmann in the Society of the Computer

Cybernetics & Human Knowing: A Journal of Second-Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis, and Cyber-Semiotics, Vol. 13, pp. 25-40, 2006
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Luhmann, computer, modern society, next society

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What is Holding Societies Together? On Culture Forms, World Models, and Concepts of Time

Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, Vol. 53, pp. 1-22, 2011
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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computer, culture, language, media, printing press, society, recursion, structure, writing

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A Calculus for Autopoiesis

in: Dirk Baecker und Birger P. Priddat (eds.), Ökonomie der Werte: Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Michael Hutter, Marburg: Metropolis, 2013, 249-267
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Autopoiesis, Calculus, Form, Network, Value

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The Form of the Firm

Organization: The Critical Journal on Organization, Theory and Society, Vol. 13, pp. 109-142, 2006
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jun 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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firm, form, management, organization

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A Sociology of Management in Management Education

Chris Steyaert, Timon Beyes, Martin Parker (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education, London: Routledge, 2016, pp. 91–104
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2019
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Education, Management, Sociology

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Communication with Computers, or How Next Society Calls for an Understanding of Temporal Form

Soziale Systeme: Zeitschrift fuer soziologische Theorie, Vol. 13, pp. 409-420, 2007
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Jun 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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computer, culture, Luhmann, society

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The Hitler Swarm

Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology 117 (2013), 68-88
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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fascism, form, modern society, Nazi Germany, swarm, Third Reich

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Aristotle and George Spencer-Brown

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Systems, Network, and Culture

Soziale Systeme: Zeitschrift fuer soziologische Theorie, Vol. 15, pp. 271-287, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Jun 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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culture, network, system

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The Network Synthesis of Social Action I: Towards a Sociological Theory of Next Society

Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 14, pp. 9-42, 2007
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jun 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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modern society, network, next society, sociological theory

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Observing Networks: A Note on Asymmetrical Social Forms

Cybernetics & Human Knowing 19, no. 4 (2012) 9-25
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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network, system, social form, observer

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Who Qualifies for Communication? A Systems Perspective on Human and Other Possibly Intelligent Beings Taking Part in the Next Society

Technikfolgenabschätzung: Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 17-26, 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Aug 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Artificial Intelligence, Communication, Computer, Next Society

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The Network Synthesis of Social Action Ii: Understanding Catjects

Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 15, pp. 45-65, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Jun 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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catject, form, next society

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Why Systems?

Theory Culture & Society, Vol. 18, pp. 59-74, 2001
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Jun 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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communication, cybernetics, form, sociological theory, systems

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The Throne is Not Empty: A Calculus of Power

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2012
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Economy, Fear, Glory, oeconomia, Power, Social Calculus

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A Sociological Reading of George Spencer-Brown's Laws of Form

Louis H Kauffman, Andrew Compton, Leon Conrad, Fred Cummins, Randolph Dible, Graham Ellsbury, and Florian Grote (eds.), Laws of Form – A Fiftieth Anniversary
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2021
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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calculus of indications, form, nature, time, society, sociology

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Working the Form: George Spencer-Brown and the Mark of Distinction

Mousse Magazine. Supplement Settimana Basileia, June 2015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Jun 2015
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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distinction, indication, form, mathematics, Spencer-Brown

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The Be-ing of Objects

Cybernetics & Human Knowing 22, No. 2-3 (2015), 49-58
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2017
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Artificial Paradise Revisited

Stephan A. Jansen, Eckhard Schröter and Nico Stehr (eds.), Fragile Stabilität – stabile Fragilität, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2013, pp. 25-39
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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addiction, culture, gambling, society

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A Systems Primer on Universities

Soziale Systeme: Zeitschrift für soziologische Theorie, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 356-367, 2010
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2012
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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System, University

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Gypsy Reason: Niklas Luhmann's Sociological Enlightenment

Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 5-19, 1999
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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enlightenment, Husserl, Luhmann, sociology

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Layers, Flows, and Switches: Individuals in Next Society

Beate Geissler, Oliver Sann, Brian Holmes (eds.), Volatile Smile, Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2014, 90-97
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2014
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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computer, individual, internet, modern society, next society

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Why Complex Systems are Also Social and Temporal

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 Aug 2011
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Complexity, Paradox, Systems

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Mapping a City Onto Itself: A Note on the Reconstruction of Beirut Central District

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Mar 2013
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Beirut, Beirut City Center, city, form, observer, second-order observer, urbicide

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The Meaning of Culture

Thesis Eleven, Vol. 51, pp. 37-51, 1997
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Jan 2013
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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culture, Luhmann, Parsons, systems theory

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A Note on Max Weber's Unfinished Theory of Economy and Society

Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2 (March 2007), pp. 27-30
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 15 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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economy, Max Weber, peacefulness, power, society, violence

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Culture Switch and Culture Brands

Weimarer Studien zur Kulturpolitik und Kulturökonomie, Vol. 7, pp. 33-43, 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2011
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Brand, Culture

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The Intelligence of Ignorance in Self-Referential Systems

CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS, pp. 1555-1562, Robert Trappl, ed., Singapore: World Scientific, 1994, Proceedings of the Twelfth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna, Austria, 5-8 April 1994
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Jan 2013
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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George Spencer-Brown, Heinz von Foerster, intelligence, self-reference, systems

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Reintroducing Communication into Cybernetics

Systemica, Vol. 11, pp. 11-29, 1997
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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communication, culture, cybernetics, double closure, observer, sociology, technology, understanding

32.

Network Society

THE CONCEPT OF THE NETWORK SOCIETY: POST-ONTOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS, pp. 95-112, Niels Overgaard Lehmann, Lars Qvortrup, Bo Kampmann Walter, eds., Copenhagen: Samsfundslitteratur Press, 2007
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Jan 2013
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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network, society

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The Reality of Motion Pictures

Modern Language Notes, Vol. 111, pp. 560-577, 1996
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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communication, motion pictures, movies, ontogenetics, reality

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Lenin's Void: Towards a Kenogrammar of Management

Soziale Systeme, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 294-306, 2002
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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kenogrammar, Lenin, management, revolution

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The Conditions of Money's Compliance: Georg Simmel and Sociological Systems Theory

Sociologia Internationalis 34, pp. 13-39 (1996)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Jun 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Form, Medium, Money, Society, Systems

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City Performances within Confidence Games

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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confidence game, city, performance, theatre

37.

The N-Closure of the Observer

Michaela Pichlbauer and Siegfried Rosner (eds.), Systemdynamik und Systemethik: Gibt es eine Verantwortung für soziale Systeme? München: Hampp, 2008, pp. 44-52
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Binary Logic, distinction, mark, meaning, Multi-Valued Logic, observer, world

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Lenin's Twist, or the R-Factor of Communication

Soziale Systeme, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 88-100, 2002
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Jan 2013
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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laws of form, Lenin, Russian Revolution, Spencer-Brown

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A Note on Composition

Systems Research, Vol. 13, pp. 195-203, 1996
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Jan 2013
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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cybernetics, Heinz von Foerster, ontogenetics, ontology, systems

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Systems Are Theory

Cybernetics & Human Knowing 24, 2 (2017), 9–39
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2020
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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complexity, form, social systems, systems, negation

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Corporate Action in a City: A Media Archeology with Respect to Institutionalized Forms to Frame the Unexpected

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 11 Nov 2013
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Negation and Imagination in Economic Calculus

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2021
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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economic calculus, form, imagination, negation

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Managing Corporations in Networks

Thesis Eleven 66 (2001) 80-98
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2018
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
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Management, Corporation, Firm, Network

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Cross and Call: A Network Model of General Management

Stefan Kramer and Peter Ludes (eds.), Networks of Culture, Münster: LIT Verlag, 2010, pp. 97-119
Posted: 08 Aug 2018
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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

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General Management, entrepreneuship, products, media, markets

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A Calculus of Negation in Communication

Cybernetics & Human Knowing 24, 3–4 (2017), 17–27
Posted: 23 Jan 2018
Dirk Baecker
Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

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Communication, Calculus, Negation, Shannon, Spencer-Brown