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Decision
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[German Version]

I. Philosophy – II. Dogmatics – III. Ethics

I. Philosophy

The process of clarifying an uncertain, unclear situation that demands a reaction is essentially linked to decision as a choice between several possibilities of action. The scope of the term ranges from the more distanced judicial decision to the personal life decision. What is variable here is the amount of rational basis and the affective involvement of the subject in the decision. In psychology, decision is not regarded as a dete…

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Großheim, Michael, Zehner, Joachim and Andersen, Svend, “Decision”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04391>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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