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Habermas – Luhmann. The clash of the last titans.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

This was the title of my trial lecture for the job interview at the department of sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. I really enjoyed to go back to my sociological roots and prepare this 45 minute lecture, which I built on the well-known conflict between Jürgen Habermas’ theory of communicative action and Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory. If you want to take a look at the slides, you can do so. I have prepared one set as a PDF document (including my commentaries that I used as cues for my talk) and another set as a QuickTime movie (you have to click into the movie to advance to the next slide – there is no audio track, however).