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Niklas Luhmann

Love - A Sketch

Unpublished manuscript from the estate, edited by André Kieserling
(German title: Liebe)
ca. 94 pages
Clothbound
2008
Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann (1927-1998) was professor for Sociology at the University of Bielefeld.

Major works by Niklas Luhmann:

Liebe als Passion (1982)
Soziale Systeme (1984)
Die Wirtschaft der Gesellschaft (1988)
Die Wissenschaft der Gesellschaft (1992)
Das Recht der Gesellschaft (1993)
Die Kunst der Gesellschaft (1995)
Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft (1997)
Die Politik der Gesellschaft (2000)
Die Religion der Gesellschaft (2000)
Das Erziehungssystem der Gesellschaft (2002)
Die Moral der Gesellschaft (2008)
Liebe. Eine Übung (2008)

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English world rights (Polity), Spanish rights Latin America (Prometeo), Chinese complex rights (Wu-Nan Books), France (Diaphanes), Korea (Theorie Publishing), Serbia (Karpos), Turkey (Edebi); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Italy (Einaudi)

About

Niklas Luhmann sees the communicative basis of what we refer to as love in the acknowledgement of foreign experience through one's own action. His classic »Love as Passion« published in 1982 focused predominantly on the history of ideas on the subject.

The essay that has now come out was written in 1969 as a guideline for one of Luhman's first seminars in Bielefeld deals with love without the apparatus of the scholar. It offers a direct and pointed depiction of the to-date only sociological theory of love we have.

Other publications

Der neue Chef/The New Boss (2016)

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Netherlands (Boom), Korea (Theorie Publishing), Turkey (VakifBank)

Kontingenz und Recht/Contingency and the Law (2013)

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Spanish world rights (Trotta)

Macht im System/Power in the System (2012)

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Spanish world rights (Herder), Netherlands (Leesmagazijn), Korea (Ghil)

Politische Soziologie/Political Sociology (2010)

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Spanish world rights (Trotta), Korea (Ghil)

Die Moral der Gesellschaft/The Morals of Society (2008)

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Spanish world rights (Trotta), Japan (Keiso Shobo)

Die Religion der Gesellschaft/A Systems Theory of Religion (2000)

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English world rights (Stanford UP), Spanish world rights (Trotta), Italy (Franco Angeli), Korea (Theorie Publishing), Czech Republic (Karolinum); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Chinese complex rights (Business Weekly), Japan (Hosei UP)

Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft/The Society of Society (1998)

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English world rights (Stanford UP), Spanish world rights (Herder), Chinese Simplex rights (China Legal), Italy (Giuffre), Denmark (Reitzels), Korea (Saemulgyul), Japan (Hosei UP), Estonia (Eksa); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Russia (Logos), Croatia (Naklada Breza)

Die Kunst der Gesellschaft/The Art of Society (1997)

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English world rights (Stanford UP), Spanish world rights (Herder), Chinese Simplex rights (Yilin), Chinese Complex rights (Wu Nan), Korea (Hangilsa), Japan (Hosei UP); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Italy (Nimesis)

Liebe als Passion/Love as Passion (1982)

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English world rights (Polity), Chinese complex rights (Wu-Nan Book), France (Aubier Montaigne / Flammarion), Japan (Bokutakusha), Romania (Tact), Slovenia (Krtina); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Spanish world rights (Peninsula), Portuguese rights (Difel), Italy (Pearson), Sweden (Liber AB), Korea (Saemulgyul), Poland (Scholar), Czech Republic (Prostor), Serbia (Zoran Stojanovic)