Note 1 - Unity and Unification of the group in general

1 - Unity and unification of the group in general



Branch - Note 1a - On the problem of the unity of a collective cf.
basically 78.17

system. attachment of the unit at issue
cf. problem of constituent identification. in particular 57.4e7b1e
unit of the state as a unit of rule 21.10d
unit of the state / parties 18.2 ; 18.3
unit of an organization 28.10f4o

Source - Luhmann Archive

1 - literature continued

Note 1.1 - unite can be organized

Contrast: mystical unity foundation, conscious and methodical (!) Non-effect. eg: in the Quäkersekten happens all will unification through silent prayer until one is enlightened member of God’s will pronounce for the community.

see. Scheler, The forms of knowledge and society, pp. 63f.

Organization deliberately leaves space open for the incorporation of what cannot be organized.


Slip 1.1a - unit is the problem of the absurd (in contradictory - manding) experienced world that no longer closes.

Unity can only be achieved in the revolt against the world, in a revolt that must be carried out by man in this world because he is suffering the absurd here. The revolt must therefore accept the world that rejects it.

This works the ingenious work of art by style-like one (slip 1.1aa below) imprint of matter.

Science achieves this by verifying its unit constructing theory.

The state succeeds in enforcing its basic planning of public existence.

In all cases, success depends on people determining the relevance scheme. Style, theory, basic plan are relevance schemes.

Branch - Slip 1.1aa - Especially for this style concept and to this Interpretation of modern art see. Camus, pp. 313ff. (331ff.) .

Slip 1.1b - How does the relevance scheme relate to the different unit types? Equality, system, purpose and effect? Style unit?

A “smooth” solution to this question has not yet been found. In the meantime it can only be said:

The relevance scheme is intended to provide unity and must therefore necessarily take the form of one (or more?) Unit types.

The system is a “world” Liche, horizontgebunde -ne logical form, while the purpose and effect unit is situational. Accordingly, the Rele -vanzschema as a world-scheme of knowledge to be systematic, situational scheme of action, however teleological-causal. Equality is one…

… Slip 1.1c - elementary orientation scheme that organizes situation as well as world and even goes back to the closed, not yet absurd world. It is of course fundamentally changed by the problem orientation of the world and unity. Exactly the same can be said of the style unit
if you switch from recognition to art . Perhaps it can also be said that equality and style hold the world and situation together as “continuous” unit types; without it, the systematic knowledge of the world and the purposeful action of the situation would fall apart unconnected . See 17.1b9a1

With all this, however, the common principle of these four types of unity is not yet understood.

Slip 1.1d - For the relationship between the relevance scheme and its
unit performance, cf. basically 57.4e7b1ca ff.; further 12.5a18 .