By Niklas Luhmann
Synthesizing methods as disparate because the philosophy of language, historic linguistics, deconstruction, and formal structures theory/cybernetics, A platforms concept of Religion takes on very important issues that diversity from religion's that means and evolution to secularization, turning many years of sociological assumptions on their head. It offers us with a clean vocabulary and a clean philosophical and sociological method of one in every of society's such a lot primary phenomena.
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Those are still functional definitions from anthropology. It is also not the problem that Jacques Derrida is addressing: of how the use of a sign cannot be repeated and that the sign can therefore not have a referent that stays the same from one situation to the next. From this, Derrida concludes that the metaphysics of the presence of being has deceived us. It may instead be the case that time changes everything and constantly demands new inscriptions, or that all différence ultimately displaces difference (différance) and that, as a result, every resistance can be deconstructed.
English] A systems theory of religion / Niklas Luhmann ; Edited by André Kieserling ; Translated by David A. Brenner with Adrian Hermann. ” Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8047-4328-0 (cloth : alk. paper)--ISBN 978-0-8047-4329-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) ISBN 978-0-8047-8793-2 (e-book) 1. Religion and sociology. 2. Social systems. 3. System theory. I. Kieserling, André, editor. II. Title. III. Series: Cultural memory in the present. 5 Adobe Garamond A SYSTEMS THEORY OF RELIGION Niklas Luhmann Edited by André Kieserling Translated by David A.
One may concede that it is still possible, and that it makes sense in the world of meaning, to retain the intention to observe the unity of the difference. But this sense takes on the form of a paradox, that fundamental paradox of the sameness of what is different. IV In observing how the world and the observer are unobservable, one has begun to observe religion. A few matters still have to be clarified, however. And some additional distinctions distinguished. The distinction between observer and world is different from the distinction between observer and observed, for it moves in the direction of the distinction between the observable and unobservable with which the world observes itself (though we do not know how).