The Undecidability of Decision

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Resumé

This article addresses the phenomenon of decision. I want to examine the possibilities of defining the question of decision within a communication-theoretical systems theory. In this context communication theory is defined in opposition to theory of action. The aim is to view decisions as communication rather than action and therefore also to free theory of action from any behavioural theory including the reduction of decisions to an underlying agent-born intentionality of either rational or symbolic character. The communication-theoretical recasting of the question of decision will take as its starting point the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann and his theory about social systems of communication. Moreover, I will draw on writers like Jacques Derrida, George Spencer-Brown, and Heinz von Foerster.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedCopenhagen
UdgiverDepartment of Management, Politics and Philosophy. Copenhagen Business School
Antal sider21
ISBN (Trykt)8790403991
StatusUdgivet - 2001
NavnMPP Working Paper
Nummer12/2001
ISSN1396-2817

Emneord

  • Beslutningsteori
  • Beslutningsanalyse
  • Beslutningstagning-ledelse
  • Kommunikationsteori

Citer dette

Åkerstrøm Andersen, N. (2001). The Undecidability of Decision. Copenhagen: Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. Copenhagen Business School. MPP Working Paper, Nr. 12/2001
Åkerstrøm Andersen, Niels. / The Undecidability of Decision. Copenhagen : Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. Copenhagen Business School, 2001. (MPP Working Paper; Nr. 12/2001).
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