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Author Swindal, James.

Title Reflection revisited : Jürgen Habermas's discursive theory of truth / by James Swindal
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xii, 298 pages)
Series Perspectives in continental philosophy, 1089-3938 ; no. 5
Perspectives in continental philosophy ; no. 5. 1089-3938
Contents Habermas's Critique of the Use of Reflection in Theories of Consciousness -- The Early Habermas and the Development of Psychoanalytic Reflection and Normative Discourse -- Habermas's Development of a Reflective Acceptability Theory of Truth -- Reflective Acceptability in Discourse Ethics and Ego-Identity Development -- The Temporal Background Conditions of Discourse
Summary Jurgen Habermas, particularly in his master work Theory of Communicative Action (1981), takes us several of the basic insights of the philosophical tradition of reflection initiated by Kant, and sets it on a new and highly original emancipative path. He claims that reflection not only can determine the limits of reasoning about thought and action, but also can grasp the limits that human agents face in freeing themselves form unjust social and economic structures. Human agents can engage in constructive and emancipative communication with others by determining the limits not of their own consciousness, but of the intersubjective structures shared in everyday communication. Reflection Revisited examines Habermas’ own two-stage development of this theory of emancipative reflection and explicates how he applies reflection specifically to the problems of personal identity development and ethics. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Habermas, Jürgen -- Contributions in concept of truth
Habermas, Jürgen.
SUBJECT Habermas, Jürgen fast
Subject Truth.
Speeches, addresses, etc. -- Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY -- Epistemology.
Philosophy & Religion.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99022493
ISBN 0585195625