The present article pertains to recent advances in social systems theoretical analyses of moral communication.
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.
The review of these 14 cases suggests that social systems theory enables researchers to study moral communication without necessarily performing it.
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.
Laursen, K.B., Harste, G. and Roth, S. (2022), "Moral communication observed with social systems theory. An introduction", Kybernetes, Vol. 51 No. 5, pp. 1653-1665. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-01-2022-0059
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