Gypsy Reason: Niklas Luhmann's Sociological Enlightenment
Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 5-19, 1999
19 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 15, 1999
Niklas Luhmann died in November 1998. He had been elaborating his theory of the society for more than thirty years which has been well received in many quarters of society in the modern world. Yet somehow we are only now beginning to read him when he is no longer there to be asked. And we are beginning to discuss his work although we cannot invite him to lecture us anymore. The article takes up Luhmann's small and comprehensive book on Husserl and places him, as he did himself, in a tradition of 'enlightenment' which aims for a self-critical constitution of reason.
Keywords: enlightenment, Husserl, Luhmann, sociology
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