Truth, Method, and Understanding in the Human Sciences: The Gadamer/Habermas Controversy

Dissertation, University of California, San Diego (1980)

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David Ingram
Loyola University, Chicago
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The Gadamer/Habermas controversy principally revolves around a group of interrelated issues pertaining to the capacity of the human sciences to provide practical knowledge. Rejecting the positivist dichotomy between "facts" and "values", Gadamer and Habermas maintain that normative institution
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