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  1. Reading Habermas in Iran: Political Tolerance and the Prospect of Non-Violent Movement in Iran.Omid Payrow Shabani - 2010 - Journal of Global Ethics 6 (2):141-151.
    In this paper, I intend to appropriate the explanatory power of some of Habermas' recent ideas for the purpose of examining the current political situation in Iran. I would like to argue that the recent history of Iran has offered an occasion for a development away from a dogmatic religious consciousness and toward a more tolerant one. I submit that these opposing modes of thought are, respectively, represented by the hardliners in power and the reformists in opposition. The current impasse, (...)
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  • Egoism, ‘Morality’ and Irrationality – A Rejoinder to Harvey Siegel1.Helen Freeman - 1979 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 11 (1):51-61.
  • Positive Law and Systemic Legitimacy: A Comment on Hart and Habermas.Eric W. Orts - 1993 - Ratio Juris 6 (3):245-278.
  • ‘Democratic Taxation’ and Quantifiable Action: Scientizing Dilemmas.Mindy Peden - 2008 - Contemporary Political Theory 7 (3):302-316.
    Against the easy presupposition that such a thing as ‘democratic taxation’ not only exists but is also practicable, this paper points to the dilemma posed by what I call ‘quantifiable action.’ The essay develops an approach to theorizing the place of taxation in political theory that counters trends in fiscal sociology, political science, and liberal theory by highlighting how taxation presumably violates the requirement that self-government includes an absence of instrumental rationality on the part of democratic citizens. For this reason, (...)
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  • Discourse or Dialogue? Habermas, the Bakhtin Circle, and the Question of Concrete Utterances.John Michael Roberts - 2012 - Theory and Society 41 (4):395-419.
  • On Habermas’s Critique of Husserl.Matheson Russell - 2011 - Husserl Studies 27 (1):41-62.
    Over four decades, Habermas has put to paper many critical remarks on Husserl’s work as occasion has demanded. These scattered critical engagements nonetheless do add up to a coherent (if contestable) position regarding the project of transcendental phenomenology. This essay provides a comprehensive reconstruction of the arguments Habermas makes and offers a critical assessment of them. With an eye in particular to the theme of intersubjectivity (a theme of fundamental interest to both thinkers), it is argued that Habermas’s arguments do (...)
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  • Critical Theory and Pre-Fascist Social Thought.Georg Stauth - 1991 - Dept. Of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore.
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  • Judgment and Imagination in Habermas' Theory of Law.Thomas Fossen - 2015 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 41 (10):1069-1091.
    Recent debates in political theory display a renewed interest in the problem of judgment. This article critically examines the different senses of judgment that are at play in Jürgen Habermas’ theory of law. The article offers a new critical reading of Habermas’ account of the legitimacy of law, and a revisionary interpretation of the reconstructive approach to political theory that underpins it. Both of these are instrumental to an understanding of what is involved in judging the legitimacy of law that (...)
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  • Book Reviews : William Outhwaite, Habermas: A Critical Introduction. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1994. Pp. 194. $14.50 (Paper), $35.00 (Cloth). Demetrius Teigas, Knowledge and Hermeneutic Understanding: A Study of the Habermas-Gadamer Debate. Bucknell University Press, Lewisburg, PA, 1995. Pp. 225. $39.50 (Cloth. [REVIEW]Joseph Heath - 1996 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (4):567-572.
  • Habermas' Method: Rational Reconstruction.Jørgen Pedersen - 2008 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38 (4):457-485.
    Given the prominent position Habermas' philosophy has gained, it is surprising that his method, rational reconstruction, has not caused more debate. This article clarifies what this method consists of, and shows how it is used in two of Habermas' research programs. The method is an interesting, but problematic way of confronting some of the basic epistemological questions in the social sciences. It represents an alternative to both the empirical-analytical and the hermeneutic tradition. On the basis of this methodology, Habermas' work (...)
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  • The Relationship Between Theory and Practice 1.Linn Kjaerland & Jørgen Pedersen - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (3):381-407.
    Jürgen Habermas's theories have received enormous attention in the public sphere as well as in political science. It is therefore surprising that his method, rational reconstruction, is not more debated. In political science the method is of particular interest because of its ambition to bridge the gap between empirical and normative approaches. In this article the author traces Habermas's interest in rational reconstruction by going back to his writings on theory and practice and subsequently shows what the method's main principles (...)
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  • Habermas on Rationality: Means, Ends and Communication.Adrian Blau - 2019 - European Journal of Political Theory.
    This is a constructive critique of Habermas’s account of rationality, which is central to his political theory and has sparked theoretical and empirical research across academia. Habermas and many...
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  • Habermas on Truth and Justice.Philip Pettit - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 14:207-228.
    The problem which motivates this paper bears on the relationship between Marxism and morality. It is not the well-established question of whether the Marxist's commitments undermine an attachment to ethical standards, but the more neglected query as to whether they allow the espousal of political ideals. The study and assessment of political ideals is pursued nowadays under the title of theory of justice, the aim of such theory being to provide a criterion for distinguishing just patterns of social organization from (...)
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  • Documentary Meaning- Understanding or Critique?: Karl Mannheim's Early Sociology of Knowledge.Göran Dahl - 1994 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 20 (1-2):103-121.
  • Bhaskar's Critique of the Philosophical Discourse of Modernity.Mervyn Hartwig - 2011 - Journal of Critical Realism 10 (4):485-510.
    Uniquely among contemporary philosophies, Roy Bhaskar’s system of critical realism attempts to sublate (draw out the real strengths of and surpass) the philosophical discourse of modernity considered as a dialectically developing totality. This paper systematically expounds and comments on Bhaskar’s metacritique of that discourse and situates it briefly in relation to Jürgen Habermas’s earlier critique.
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  • Hegel's Morals.David Couzens Hoy - 1981 - Dialogue 20 (1):84-102.
    Opponents of Hegel's philosophy traditionally support their arguments against his metaphysics and dialectical methodology by implying that the lack of an ethics in his system has unfortunate consequences for personal and political life. In rebuttal, defenders of Hegel then block thead hominemcharges by pointing out examples of sound moral and political behavior in Hegel's own life and by arguing that amoral or immoral conduct is not entailed by Hegel's dialectical reasoning. The success of this defense of the biographical Hegel has (...)
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  • Nature and the Social Sciences: Examples From the Electricity and Waste Sectors.Mikael Klintman - unknown
    The book has two interrelated objectives. One objective is meta-theoretical and concerns the exploration of theoretical debates connected to issues of studying society and environmental problems; another objective is empirical/analytical, referring to the analysis of "green" public participation in the electricity and waste sectors in Sweden, and partly in the Netherlands as well as the UK. The metatheoretical part draws the conclusion that the ontology of critical realism, combined with a problem-subjectivist tenet, is a particularly fruitful basis for the social (...)
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  • Discontinuity as Theoretical Foundation to Pedagogy:Existential Phenomenology in Otto Friedrich Bollnow’s Philosophy of Education.J. Koskela - unknown
    This study examines German educational philosopher Otto Friedrich Bollnow’s existential-hermeneutic theory of discontinuous forms of education, unstetige formen der Erziehung. At the core of this theory is a view of human being subjected to education that appears disruptive and critical, influencing the development of disclosing the true powers of a person and unfolding of truths about oneself that could not be uncovered otherwise. Typically, this theory has been interpreted on the continuum of hermeneutic philosophy, as hermeneutic pedagogy with an extension (...)
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  • Spectres of New Media Technologies: The Hope for Democracy in the Postcolonial Public Sphere.Ma Diosa Labiste - unknown
    This study is an intervention in postcolonial theorising through a critique of technologies of representation. It examines the effects of technologically-mediated representation in a postcolonial condition that the Philippines has exemplified. New media technologies are mechanisms of representations that embody the logic of spectrality presented in Jacques Derrida’s later work. Spectrality, which brings doubts, ephemerality, and instability to dominant discourses and modes of representation, provides a chance for change.Spectres are effects of technologically-mediated representation that articulate the infinite demand for justice (...)
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  • Lonergan and Habermas: Contributions to Understanding the Moral Domain.William Rehg - 2013 - Universitas Philosophica 30 (60):23-49.
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  • Predicaments of Communication, Argument, and Power: Towards a Critical Theory of Controversy.G. Thomas Goodnight - 2003 - Informal Logic 23 (2):119-137.
    A critical theory of controversy would require the integration ofthe normative study of argumentation with critical studies of practices. Jiirgen Habermas has made a substantial contribution to such a project by embedding argumentation in a theory of communication, while critically engaging academic and public debates. This essay explicates core concepts in Habermas's theory of argumentation, including his distinction between theory and practice, the different validity requirements for argumentation in general, the norms of moral and ethical-political argumentation and of bargaining. Argument (...)
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  • Marx, Habermas e os novos sentidos das lutas pela emancipação da dominação.Rurion Melo - 2016 - Doispontos 13 (1).
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  • Foucault and Rorty on Truth and Ideology: A Pragmatist View From the Left.Chandra Kumar - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (1):35-94.
    An anti-representationalist view of language and a deflationary view of truth, key themes in contemporary pragmatism and especially Richard Rorty, do not undermine the notion, in critical theory, of ideology as 'false consciousness'. Both Foucault and Marx were opposed to what Marxists call historical idealism and so they should be seen as objecting to forms of ideology-critique that do not sufficiently avoid such an 'Hegelian' perspective. Foucault's general views on the relations between truth and power can plausibly be construed in (...)
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  • What Is Critique?Sverre Raffnsøe - unknown
    Since the Enlightenment critique has played an overarching role in how western society understands itself and its basic institutions. However, opinions differ widely concerning the understanding and evaluation of critique. To understand such differences and clarify a viable understanding of critique, the article turns to Kant’s critical philosophy, inaugurating the “age of criticism”. While generalizing and making critique unavoidable, Kant coins an unambiguously positive understanding of critique as an affirmative, immanent activity. Not only does this positive conception prevail in the (...)
     
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  • What is Critique? Critical Turns in the Age of Criticism.Sverre Raffnsøe - 2017 - Outlines. Critical Practice Studies 18 (1):28-60.
    Since the Enlightenment, critique has played an overarching role in how Western society understands itself and its basic institutions. However, opinions differ widely concerning the understanding and evaluation of critique. To understand such differences and clarify a viable understanding of critique, the article turns to Kant’s critical philosophy, inaugurating the “age of criticism”. While generalizing and making critique unavoidable, Kant coins an unambiguously positive understanding of critique as an affirmative, immanent activity. Not only does this positive conception prevail in the (...)
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  • Eschatology in a Secular Age: An Examination of the Use of Eschatology in the Philosophies of Heidegger, Berdyaev and Blumenberg. Lup Jr - unknown
    The topic of eschatology is generally confined to the field of theology. However, the subject has influenced many other fields, such as politics and history. This dissertation examines the question why eschatology remained a topic of discussion within twentieth century philosophy. Concepts associated with eschatology, such as the end of time and the hope of a utopian age to come, remained largely background assumptions among intellectuals in the modern age. Martin Heidegger, Nicolai Berdyaev, and Hans Blumenberg, however, explicitly addressed the (...)
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  • Means, Ends, and Public Ignorance in Habermas's Theory of Democracy.Matthew Weinshall - 2000 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 15 (1-2):23-58.
    Abstract According to the principles derived from his theory of discourse ethics, Habermas's model of deliberative democracy is justified only if the public is capable of making political decisions that advance the common good. Recent public?opinion research demonstrates that the public's overwhelming ignorance of politics precludes it from having such capabilities, even if radical measures were taken to thoroughly educate the public about politics or to increase the salience of politics in their lives.
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  • Between Autonomy and Authority: Kant on the Epistemic Status of Testimony.Joseph Shieber - 2010 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 80 (2):327-348.
  • Habermas's Evolutions.Robert X. Ware - 1982 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (3):591 - 620.
    Jürger Habermas has been attempting to develop a critical theory of society with a practical intent, on the basis of communication and a theory of the evolution of practical and moral social competence. He thinks that the studies of language rules and language learning from Piaget, Searle, Chomsky and others have and continue to provide models elsewhere - from productive activity to moral activity. Moreover, the models are said to extend to social learning, which will be exhibited in the development (...)
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  • The Moral Manager: Communicative Ethics and the Exxon Valdez Disaster.Michael G. Bowen & F. Clark Power - 1993 - Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (2):97-115.
    For many, the case of the Exxon Valdez oil spill has become a symbol of unethical corporate behavior. Had Exxon’s managers not callously pursued their own interests at the expense of the environment and other parties, the accident would not have happened. In this paper, we present a short case study of the Valdez incident; argue that many analyses of the case either ignore or fail to give sufficient weight to the uncertainties managers often face when they make decisions; and (...)
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  • Habermas and the Unfinished Project of Democracy.David Ingram - 2005 - Human Studies 28 (2):223-225.
    This collection of ten essays offers the first systematic assessment of The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, Jurgen Habermas's masterful defense of the rational potential of the modern age. An opening essay by Maurizio Passerin d'Entreves orients the debate between Habermas and the postmodernists by identifying two different senses of responsibility. Habermas's own essay discusses the themes of his book in the context of a critical engagement with neoconservative cultural and political trends. The main body of essays is divided into two (...)
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  • Emancipation in the Industrial Age: Technology, Rationality, and the Cold War in Habermas’s Early Epistemology and Social Theory.Adelheid Voskuhl - 2016 - Modern Intellectual History 13 (2):479-505.
    In his 1968 essay “Technology and Science as ‘Ideology’,” Jürgen Habermas deals more explicitly than in other works with phenomena related to modern technology and science.1He is well known for his social theory, legal theory, and theories of subjectivity and intersubjectivity, and has been a major figure in the intellectual history of modern Europe due to the twin role he has played as both a voice and a representative of the political and philosophical movements of postwar and post-Holocaust West Germany. (...)
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  • Bullshit, Social Integration, and Political Legitimation: Habermasian Reflections: Dialogue.David A. Borman - 2011 - Dialogue 50 (1):117-140.
    ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a Habermasian analysis of bullshit which diverges from the well-known account offered by Harry Frankfurt. It aims to show that Habermas’s theory of communicative action provides superior conceptual tools for such an analysis, but also that the phenomenon of bullshit ought to be deeply troubling to Habermasians. Bullshit frustrates the transition to discourse, interrupts the binding force of communicative action and, if sufficiently widespread as to alter fundamental attitudes toward public speech, bullshit challenges the status of (...)
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  • ‘Democratic Taxation’ and Quantifiable Action: Scientizing Dilemmas.Mindy Peden - 2008 - Contemporary Political Theory 7 (3):302.
    Against the easy presupposition that such a thing as ‘democratic taxation’ not only exists but is also practicable, this paper points to the dilemma posed by what I call ‘quantifiable action.’ The essay develops an approach to theorizing the place of taxation in political theory that counters trends in fiscal sociology, political science, and liberal theory by highlighting how taxation presumably violates the requirement that self-government includes an absence of instrumental rationality on the part of democratic citizens. For this reason, (...)
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  • Marxist Critical Theory, Contradictions, and Ecological Succession.Philip Catton - 1989 - Dialogue 28 (4):637-.
  • The Conceptual Structure of the Technological Sciences and the Importance of Action Theory.Joost Mertens - 1991 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (2):333-348.
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  • The Construction of Information in Planning.Judith Innes - 1989 - Knowledge in Society 2 (2):5-15.
  • Politics and Economics: Beyond the Contamination Thesis.Ryan Walter - 2011 - Contemporary Political Theory 10 (4):444-462.
    The relationship between politics and economic knowledge is contested. One general view claims that economics should be devoid of politics because of its corrupting effects, while another view posits the converse – that politics can be distorted by the impact of economic knowledge. Both views hold that the solution is to remove the influence of the one on the other. I construe these two broad views as variations on the same contamination thesis, the idea that politics and economics are separate (...)
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  • The Democracy We Need: Situation, Post-Foundationalism and Enlightenment.Nigel Blake - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 30 (2):215–238.
  • The Democracy We Need: Situation, Post-Foundationalism and Enlightenment.Nigel Blake - 1996 - Philosophy of Education 30 (2):215-238.
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  • Rationality and Deliberative Democracy: A Constructive Critique of John Dryzek's Democratic Theory.Adrian Blau - 2011 - Contemporary Political Theory 10 (1):37-57.
    John Dryzek's justification of deliberative democracy rests on a critique of instrumental rationality and a defence of Habermas's idea of communicative rationality. I question each stage of Dryzek's theory. It defines instrumental rationality broadly but only criticises narrow applications of it. It conflates communicative rationality with Habermas's idea of ‘discourse’ – the real motor of Dryzek's democratic theory. Deliberative democracy can be better defended by avoiding overstated criticisms of instrumental rationality, by altering the emphasis on communicative rationality, and by focusing (...)
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