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Love as Passion: The Codification of Intimacy

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"I believe that Luhmann is the only true genius in the social sciences alive today. By this, I mean that not only is he smart, extremely productive, and amazingly erudite, though all this is true enough, but also that he has, in the course of an improbable career, elaborated a theory of the social that completely reinvents sociology and destroys its most cherished dogmas." ...more
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Published July 1st 1998 by Stanford University Press (first published January 1st 1975)
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Apa
Jul 01, 2012 marked it as to-read
I am 80 pages in to this book and the information it provides is great. Luhmann thoroughly looks at how our ideas of love have changed over time--how those ideas have become shaped, codified, and differentiated-- by looking at the history of love in literature and love guide books.

My problem with this book is that it is the WORST written book I have read in a long while. This book can be used in a writing classroom to show what not to do in writing: abstract nouns with passive, to-be verbs, verb
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On par with On Love by Alain de Botton.
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Niklas Luhmann was a German sociologist, and a prominent thinker in systems theory, who is increasingly recognized as one of the most important social theorists of the 20th century.

Luhmann wrote prolifically, with more than 70 books and nearly 400 scholarly articles published on a variety of subjects, including law, economy, politics, art, religion, ecology, mass media, and love. While his theorie
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