Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Simplicity philosophy: is not definable. E.g. One could try to define the simplicity of an object by the fact that the subject requires the shortest description. This is bound to fail, because the symbols used in the description in turn may refer to complex entities. See also unity, complexity, descriptions.
 
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Luhmann, Niklas
 
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Simplicity AU Cass 8
Simplicity / Luhmann: Middle Ages assumed that only complex aggregates can fall apart - (E.g. the soul is simple) - nowadays: we do not have the concept of simplicity - complexity is a concept without a counter term - this is unusual - concept without a counter term: E.g. sense - even the negation must have a meaning - e.g. world

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N. Luhmann
Einf├╝hrung in die Systemtheorie Heidelberg 1992

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N. Luhmann
Die Kunst der Gesellschaft Frankfurt 1997


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-23