Bernard Keenan

Baptizing the State – Vermeule’s Common Good

In April, Vanity Fair published an article by James Pogue on the ‘New Right’, a new mood in conservative politics in the US. The general idea is a break with neoliberal capitalism towards ‘a more economically populist, culturally conservative,...

Niklas Luhmann: What is Autopoiesis?

Niklas Luhmann: What is Autopoiesis?

The term autopoiesis (self-creation) is a neologism coined in 1972 by Varela and Maturana, Chilean cellular biologists and systems theorists, to describe the capacity of living cells to reproduce and organise themselves. The term was picked up and deployed by Niklas...