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Habermas’s Theory of Argumentation as an Integrated Model of Cogency

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents Habermas’s theory of argumentation as “a comprehensive framework” which has been developed in a way that can solve the problems created by Kuhn’s Gap. It posits that Habermas’s ... More


Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

William Rehg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Recent years have seen a series of intense, increasingly acrimonious debates over the status and legitimacy of the natural sciences. These “science wars” take place in the public arena—with current ... More


Kuhn’s Gap: From Logic to Sociology

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses and characterizes the gap between logical and social-institutional perspectives in terms of argumentation theory after the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific ... More


Argumentation at Fermilab: Putting the Habermasian Model to Work

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes a case of argument construction in high-energy physics—the writing of a scientific paper announcing the evidence for the existence of the top quark by the Collider Detector at ... More


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