Diskursethik: Theorien, Entwicklungen, Perspektiven

De Gruyter (2000)
Niels Gottschalk-Mazouz
Universität Bayreuth
The book discusses recent developments in Discourse Ethics and argues for a new proposal of how to spell out its core ideas. It finds that its basic principles ("D" and "U") are too specific: they focus on norms, identify those affected with those participating in discourse and use the narrow vocabulary of interests and consequences. It proposes instead: (D1) Only those claims are valid that can be defended against any objection of any possible agent. Discourse Ethics should be understood as a normative framework for ethical argumentation that allows for a plurality of moral principles and for reflections on their suitability for specific contexts. It demands that one acts according to one's best reasons.
Keywords Ethics  Moral Theory  Moral Philosophy  Discourse Ethics  Habermas  Apel  Benhabib  Transcendental Pragmatics  Universal Pragmatics
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ISBN(s) 978-3-05-003574-1978-3-05-007909-7   978-3-05-003574-1
DOI 10.1515/9783050079097
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