Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann (/ˈlmən/; German: [ˈluːman]; December 8, 1927 – November 6, 1998) was a German sociologist, philosopher of social science, and a prominent thinker in systems theory, who is considered one of the most important social theorists of the 20th century.[4]

Niklas Luhmann
Born(1927-12-08)December 8, 1927
DiedNovember 6, 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 70)
Alma materUniversity of Freiburg
University of Münster
Known forTheory of autopoietic social systems
Functional differentiation
Operational constructivist epistemology
Double contingency[1]
Scientific career
FieldsSocial theory
Systems theory
Communication theory
Sociocybernetics
InstitutionsUniversity of Bielefeld
Academic advisorsTalcott Parsons
Notable students
Influences
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