Is autopoietic systems theory alexithymic? Luhmann and the socio-psychology of emotions
Stenner, Paul (2004) Is autopoietic systems theory alexithymic? Luhmann and the socio-psychology of emotions Soziale Systeme, 10 (1). pp. 159-185. ISSN 0948-423X
Official URL: http://www.soziale-systeme.ch/hefte/2004_1.htm
After a critical examination of Luhmann’s observations concerning the emotions, a theory is developed according to which emotional processes are situated in the zones of structural coupling between organic, psychic and social systems. The theory draws attention to a substantive historical link between rights and emotions. This link is illustrated with some broad examples dealing with specific emotions, and with the generic concept of emotion.
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