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Starting from Niklas Luhmann’s sociology, Moritz’s dissertation thesis deals with a theory of social excess that will be developed in two main research areas. The idea of a posthumanist social theory avoiding the pitfalls of technology-friendly or technology-averse notions.
 
Second, he understands social excess as the differentiation of autopoietic social systems. In contrast to Luhmann, he does not interpret autopoietic systems as the underlying cornerstones of modern society but rather as the groundwork of a poststructural and postcolonial theory of society.
 
This leads to the critique and extension of Luhmann’s notion of functional differentiation and its relation to other forms of differentiation.

DR MORITZ VON

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Moritz is a Lecturer of Sociology and Post-Doctorate Researcher at the University of Bonn, Germany.