The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the philosophical roots of Luhmann's theory in relation to its anti-totalitarian elements.
The paper offers a conceptual discussion of the critical and anti-totalitarian angle in Niklas Luhmann's system theory.
This paper finds that systems theory has a critical potential.
To the best of the authors' knowledge the anti-totalitarian element of Niklas Luhmann's system theory has not be discussed before the present contribution.
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