Category Archives: Complexity

More thoughts on complexity

I found this comment posted on the Niklas Luhmann Group to be very helpful: A system can only be less complex than the environment otherwise it couldn’t make a difference between itself and the environment. But by reducing complexity the … Continue reading

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Notes on the complexity-sustainability trade-off

Notes on Vladislav Valentinov’s (2014) “The Complexity- Sustainability Trade- Off in Niklas Luhmann’s Social Systems Theory.” According to Luhmann, the basic rationale for the existence of social systems is the reduction of complexity, which is understood as the infinite horizon … Continue reading

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