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    Truth and Justification.Barbara Fultner (ed.) - 2005 - MIT Press.
    Jurgen Habermas has developed the theory of communicative action primarily in the context of critical social and political theory and discourse ethics. The essays collected in this volume, however, focus on the theory's implications for epistemology and metaphysics. They address two fundamental issues that have not figured prominently in his work since the early 1970s. One is the question of naturalism: How can the ineluctable normativity of the perspective of agents interacting in a linguistically structured lifeworld be reconciled with the (...)
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    On the Pragmatics of Social Interaction: Preliminary Studies in the Theory of Communicative Action.Barbara Fultner (ed.) - 2002 - MIT Press.
    In 1971 Jürgen Habermas delivered the Gauss Lectures at Princeton University. These pivotal lectures, entitled "Reflections on the Linguistic Foundation of Sociology," anticipate The Theory of Communicative Action and offer an excellent introduction to it. They show why Habermas considers the linguistic turn in social philosophy to be necessary and contain the first formulation of formal pragmatics, including an important discussion of truth.In these lectures and two additional essays, Habermas outlines an intersubjective approach to social theory that takes the concepts (...)
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  3. Jurgen Habermas: Key Concepts.Barbara Fultner - 2014 - Routledge.
    A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth, objectivity, normativity, and the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. This volume provides an accessible and comprehensive conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key concepts, including the theory of communicative action, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their applications (...)
     
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    Referentiality in Frege and Heidegger.Barbara Fultner - 2005 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (1):37-52.
    A juxtaposition of Frege’s and Heidegger’s conceptions of reference (Bedeutung and Verweisung) shows them to be complementary. The thesis that meaning determines reference has been attributed to both Frege and Heidegger. Contrary to the view that this commits them to linguistic idealism, I defend a weak version of the determination thesis according to which both Fregean and Heideggerian reference allow for the possibility of error and for the objectivity of discourse. Thus, what we refer to is accessible to us only (...)
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    Jurgen Habermas: Key Concepts.Barbara Fultner - 2011 - Routledge.
    A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth, objectivity, normativity, and the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. This volume provides an accessible and comprehensive conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key concepts, including the theory of communicative action, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their applications (...)
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    The Redemption of Truth: Idealization, Acceptability and Fallibilism in Habermas' Theory of Meaning.Barbara Fultner - 1996 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 4 (2):233 – 251.
    Abstract Jürgen Habermas has proposed a tripartite classification of analytic philosophy of language into formal semantics, intentionalistic semantics, and use?theories of meaning. Here, I focus on the relationship between formal semantics and Habermas? own account of meaning and truth. I argue against his early ?consensus theory of truth?, according to which truth is defined as idealized warranted assertibility and explained by the ?discursive redemption? of validity claims. A claim is discursively redeemed if it commands rationally motivated consensus of all discursive (...)
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    Intelligibility and Conflict Resolution in the Lifeworld.Barbara Fultner - 2001 - Continental Philosophy Review 34 (4):419-436.
    This paper examines the role of Habermas's concept of the lifeworld in processes of reaching mutual understanding. This concept is shown to be ultimately too amorphous to bear the theoretical weight Habermas places on it. He conceives the lifeworld both as diffuse and holistic, yet also as structured; as a set of taken-for-granted and counterfactual presuppositions, yet also as a kind of knowledge. In the end, he presupposes what the lifeworld is supposed to explain: mutual intelligibility of subjects in interaction. (...)
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  8. Introduction: Perspectives on Meaning in Heidegger’s Philosophy.Barbara Fultner - 2005 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (1):5-7.
    A juxtaposition of Frege’s and Heidegger’s conceptions of reference shows them to be complementary. The thesis that meaning determines reference has been attributed to both Frege and Heidegger. Contrary to the view that this commits them to linguistic idealism, I defend a weak version of the determination thesis according to which both Fregean and Heideggerian reference allow for the possibility of error and for the objectivity of discourse. Thus, what we refer to is accessible to us only by our grasping (...)
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    Inferentialism and Communicative Action: Robust Conceptions of Intersubjectivity.Barbara Fultner - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 108 (1-2):121 - 131.
    Brandom's inferentialism provides a semantics that complements Habermas's theory of communicative action without sacrificing its intersubjectivist insights. Pace Habermas, Brandom's conception of communication is robustly intersubjective. At the pragmatic level, interlocutors inherit each other's commitments and entitlements and must justify their claims when challenged; at the semantic level, anaphora show how the web of meaning is knit together, connecting expressions of the language as well as interlocutors. Finally, Habermas's thesis that there are three irreducible types of validity claim is preserved (...)
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    Coordinating Perspectives in Context: Comments on James Swindal’s Reflection Revisited.Barbara Fultner - 2003 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (2):137-146.
    Swindal seeks to incorporate temporality into the formal-pragmatic analysis of discourse by developing what he calls ‘event-determining’ reflection. After outlining his motivations for introducing this new form of reflection, I offer a critique, first, of his appeal to meta-discourse about when to engage in discourse and, second, of the function of truth in his account. Finally, I suggest that Swindal’s theory of reflective acceptability fruitfully complements Robert Brandom’s normative pragmatics.
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  11. Coordinating Perspectives in Context: Comments on James Swindal's Reflection Revisited: James Swindal's Reflection Revisited.Barbara Fultner - 2003 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (2):141-150.
    Swindal seeks to incorporate temporality into the formal-pragmatic analysis of discourse by developing what he calls ‘event-determining’ reflection. After outlining his motivations for introducing this new form of reflection, I offer a critique, first, of his appeal to meta-discourse about when to engage in discourse and, second, of the function of truth in his account. Finally, I suggest that Swindal’s theory of reflective acceptability fruitfully complements Robert Brandom’s normative pragmatics.
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  12. David West, An Introduction to Continental Philosophy Reviewed By.Barbara Fultner - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (6):451-453.
     
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  13. David West, An Introduction to Continental Philosophy. [REVIEW]Barbara Fultner - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19:451-453.
     
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    Intersubjectivity in the Space of Reason.Barbara Fultner - 2001 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (1):107-114.
    Representing, and Discursive Commitment (reviewed by Barbara Fultner).
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  15. Jurgen Habermas: Key Concepts.Barbara Fultner - 2014 - Routledge.
    A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth, objectivity, normativity, and the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. This volume provides an accessible and comprehensive conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key concepts, including the theory of communicative action, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their applications (...)
     
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  16. Jurgen Habermas: Key Concepts.Barbara Fultner - 2011 - Routledge.
    A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth, objectivity, normativity, and the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. This volume provides an accessible and comprehensive conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key concepts, including the theory of communicative action, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their applications (...)
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  17. Jurgen Habermas: Key Concepts.Barbara Fultner - 2011 - Routledge.
    A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth, objectivity, normativity, and the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. This volume provides an accessible and comprehensive conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key concepts, including the theory of communicative action, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their applications (...)
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    Of Parts and Wholes: The Molecularist Critique of Semantic Holism.Barbara Fultner - 1998 - ProtoSociology 11:41-65.
    Pace Dummett, the issue between molecularism and holism does not turn on whether a meaning theory is compositional, but on how successful communication is conceived. Given a notion of partial understanding, molecularism escapes the two most prevalent objections against holism . Holism, too, can escape these objections, provided we also grant the holist a notion of partial understanding and suitably amend our conception of successful communication.
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    Prague Matters.Barbara Fultner - 2017 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 43 (3):308-309.
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  20. Radical Interpretation or Communicative Action: Holism in Davidson and Habermas.Barbara Fultner - 1995 - Dissertation, Northwestern University
    I focus on holism in philosophy of language, particularly in Donald Davidson's truth-conditional semantics and Jurgen Habermas's formal pragmatics. An adequate semantics must take account of three dimensions: the subjective, the social, and the objective. It must, in this sense, be holistic. All three aspects are mutually irreducible and interdependent. Yet holistic approaches lack a clear sense of how they are related. Both Habermas and Davidson recognise that language is spoken by individuals whose intentions it expresses, that it is social (...)
     
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    Review of Maeve Cooke, Re-Presenting the Good Society[REVIEW]Barbara Fultner - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (4).
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    The Politics of Vulnerability: On The Role of Idealization in Butler and Habermas.Barbara Fultner - 1998 - Philosophy Today 42 (Supplement):94-103.
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