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Autopoiesis, la unidad de una diferencia: Luhmann y Maturana Autopoiesis, the unity of a difference: Luhmann and Maturana

By Darío Rodríguez M. and Javier Torres N.

Abstract

El artículo ofrece una reseña de la fructífera relación teórica entre Niklas Luhmann y Humberto Maturana. La teoría luhmanniana es un edificio conceptual cuyas dimensiones abarcan la comprensión de todo lo social. Pese al fallecimiento del autor en 1998, todavía hoy se continúan publicando escritos póstumos y la influencia de su pensamiento se extiende paulatinamente a diversos ámbitos de las ciencias sociales. Parte central de este complejo pensamiento se desarrolla con la ayuda de conceptos que Luhmann adaptó de la biología de Humberto Maturana. En este trabajo se explica el modo de esta vinculación y los alcances que tiene para la comprensión de la sociedad globalizada moderna.<br>The article presents a synopsis of the fruitful relationship between Niklas Luhmann and Humberto Maturana. The Luhmannian theory is a conceptual structure whose dimensions include the understanding of the social as a whole. Notwithstanding the passing of the author in 1998, his posthumous writings are still being published and the influence of his thinking is gradually extended to several domains within social sciences. A core part of that complex thinking was developed with the benefit of concepts that Luhmann adapted from Humberto Maturana's biology. This study explains the workings of such tie and its reach for understanding modern globalized society

Topics: autopoiesis, emergencia, clausura operacional, comunicación, acoplamiento estructural, autorreferencia, autopoiesis, emergence, operational closure, communication, structural coupling, self-reference, LCC:Sociology (General), LCC:HM401-1281, LCC:Social Sciences, LCC:H, DOAJ:Sociology, DOAJ:Social Sciences
Publisher: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Sociologia - UFRGS
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S1517-45222003000100005
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:05677a8fc47f4d0ca2b9d35030229c14
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