David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (2):291–307 (2008)
Habermas's conception of deliberative democracy could be fruitfully supplemented with a discussion of the "institutional design" of civil society; for example the architecture of public spaces should be considered. This paper argues that Hegel's discussion of architecture in his 'Aesthetics' can speak to this issue. For Hegel, architecture culminates in the gothic cathedral, because of how it fosters reflection on the part of the worshiper. This discussion suggests the possibility that architecture could foster a similar kind of intersubjective reflection. To make his thoughts more pertinent for current debates, Hegel's views are adapted to fit three contemporary secular institutions.
|Keywords||Hegel Habermas Democracy Architecture|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Ciaran Cronin (2003). Democracy and Collective Identity: In Defence of Constitutional Patriotism. European Journal of Philosophy 11 (1):1–28.
William Desmond (1999). Gothic Hegel. The Owl of Minerva 30 (2):237-252.
J. Habermas (2004). Citizenship and National Identity (Czech Translation). Filosoficky Casopis 52 (2):185-205.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Aaron Sloman (1996). What Sort of Architecture is Required for a Human-Like Agent? In Ramakrishna K. Rao (ed.), Foundations of Rational Agency. Kluwer Academic Publishers
Thom Brooks (2006). Plato, Hegel, and Democracy. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 53:24-50.
Peg Rawes (2007). Irigaray for Architects. Routledge.
David Kolb (2007). Hegel's Architecture. In Stephen Houlgate (ed.), Hegel and the Arts. Northwestern University Press
Juhani Pallasmaa (2011). The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture. John Wiley & Sons Inc..
Ronald Rietveld & Erik Rietveld (2009). A Call for Strategic Interventions. In Ole Bouman, Anneke Abhelakh, Mieke Dings & Martine Zoeteman (eds.), Architecture of Consequence: Dutch Designs on the Future. NAI Publishers
Greg Bamford (2003). Research, Knowledge and Design. In Clare Newton, Sandra Kaj-O'Grady & Simon Wollan (eds.), Design + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture. Second International Conference of the Association of Australasian Schools of Architecture, Melbourne 28 – 30 September, 2003. Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads48 ( #53,895 of 1,700,325 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #128,702 of 1,700,325 )
How can I increase my downloads?