Is autopoietic systems theory alexithymic? Luhmann and the socio-psychology of emotions

Paul Stenner

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-185
Number of pages27
JournalSoziale Systeme
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Bibliographical note

© Lucius & Lucius, 2004

Keywords

  • agency
  • emotions
  • interdisciplinarity
  • transdisciplinarity
  • well-being

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