The English postal system and early modern communication — Communication: Reflections on Niklas Luhmann’s Social Systems Theory

People often talk about the transition to modern society in terms of the history of ideas. We can discuss an number of important books and authors. We can talk about Enlightenment thinkers–Diderot, Hume, Kant, Voltaire, Montesquieu, D’Alembert, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Lessing, and others. But we can also look at material factors, such new machines, new forms of transportation, medical innovations, […]

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