Observations on Modernity

ISBN-10: 0804732353
ISBN-13: 9780804732352
Edition: 1998
List price: $28.95
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Description: The prominent and influential social thinker Niklas Luhmann examines the idea of modernity. He argues that because the world is characterised by contingency it is possible to see modern rationality as a paradox.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 7/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

The prominent and influential social thinker Niklas Luhmann examines the idea of modernity. He argues that because the world is characterised by contingency it is possible to see modern rationality as a paradox.

Preface
Modernity in Contemporary Society
European Rationality
Contingency as Modern Society's Defining Attribute
Describing the Future
The Ecology of Ignorance
Notes
Works Cited

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