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Moral communication observed with social systems theory. An introduction

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  • Klaus Brønd Laursen, Kazimieras Simonavicius University
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  • Gorm Harste
  • Steffen Roth, Excelia Business School, Kazimieras Simonavicius University

Purpose: The present article pertains to recent advances in social systems theoretical analyses of moral communication. Design/methodology/approach: An introduction to basic concepts and requirements for systems-theoretical approaches to morality and communication is provided, as is an introduction to 14 contributions to a pertinent special issue of Kybernetes. Findings: The review of these 14 cases suggests that social systems theory enables researchers to study moral communication without necessarily performing it. Originality/value: This article reappraises and challenges Niklas Luhmann's occasionally distanced attitude to morality, which has occasionally been understood as a form of moral communication itself.

Sider (fra-til)1653-1665
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2022

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