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The Failure of Discourse Ethics and the Theory of Communicative Action in Their Attempted Empirical Demonstration and Application to Politics, Law and Society

Uwe Steinhoff

in The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547807
eISBN:
9780191720758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547807.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The chapter provides a detailed description and critical discussion of Habermas' attempts to make the theory of communicative action and discourse ethics fruitful beyond the narrower moral and ... More


Being a Good Student

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The status of a student depends on participation in the narrative production, specifically the retelling of past lives and recovered memories. Several examples are given. The ethnographer’s ... More


Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy

Bryn Jones and Mike O'Donnell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331148
eISBN:
9781447331162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331148.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In this collection, innovative and eminent social and policy analysts, including Colin Crouch, Anna Coote, Jeremy Gilbert, Grahame Thompson and Ted Benton, challenge the failing but still dominant ... More


. Walking Humbly with Your God: Jñanadev and the Warkari Movement

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses three main topics. The first is the lifeworld of Jñanadev as the nourishing soil of his writings. The second is the central direction of his philosophical thought, which was ... More


Conclusion: A Shared Future—Ethical Democracy, Racial Equity, and Power

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This unconventional conclusion considers the broad struggle for ethical democracy in the contemporary world. The chapter draws on the work of Jurgen Habermas to argue that constructing ethical ... More


A Postscript on the Grain of Sand

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This postscript discusses the long-dominant structure of the Chinese lifeworld in contrast to the Cartesian lifeworld of the West. It considers, from a Marxian perspective, three ways of experiencing ... More


Critical theory and action research

Jo Hockley

in Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644155
eISBN:
9780191749094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644155.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter outlines critical social theory in relation to action research and from a Habermasian critique in particular. It emphasises reflection and action, and, theory and practice as important ... More


Radical activists’ new knowledge

Charlotte Williamson

in Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the sources of radical patient activists' knowledge that they use to oppose low standards of care or oppressive practices and to propose higher standards. It discusses the main ... More


From Althusser and Lukács to Habermas: Archaeology in Public in Annapolis

Mark P. Leone

in The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244504
eISBN:
9780520931893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244504.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the author's efforts to connect the past with the present using archaeology. It first studies the Marxist thoughts of Georg Lukács and Louis Althusser, explaining how the author ... More


The Earthworks Hermeneutically Considered

John E. Hancock

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034553
eISBN:
9780813039190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034553.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The chapter gives rise to many points such as the fact that enlightenment-inspired science has given much promotion to subject–object dualism. This has also led to the promotion of the isolated ... More


Phenomenology and hermeneutics

Anastasia Marinopoulou

in Critical Theory and Epistemology: The Politics of Modern Thought and Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105370
eISBN:
9781526128157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105370.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The aim of this chapter is to trace to what extent dialectics is an epistemological concern in Dilthey, Husserl, Simmel and Weber. Throughout the course of these thinkers’ work, it becomes clear that ... More


Systems theory

Anastasia Marinopoulou

in Critical Theory and Epistemology: The Politics of Modern Thought and Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105370
eISBN:
9781526128157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105370.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his systems’ theory, Luhmann attempts to redefine communication, and associates it with information. For Luhmann, communication is distinct from action (Handeln), and the rationality of the ... More


Limitrophes

Michael Jackson

in Harmattan: A Philosophical Fiction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172356
eISBN:
9780231539050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172356.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book explores our relationship with life itself through the image of the limitrophe. The word limitrophe derives from the Latin limes (“boundary”) and the Greek trophos (“feeder”) and trephein ... More


Lines of division, points of entry: two theories

Ross Fergusson

in "Young people, welfare and crime": Governing non-participation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447307013
eISBN:
9781447311713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307013.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter considers the combined potential of Jürgen Habermas’s and Imogen Tyler’s work for re-theorising non-particiapiton amongst young people. Habermas’ approach works across paradigms by ... More


The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Michael A. Osborne

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a history of the ideas, people, and institutions animating French colonial and tropical medicine from its origins through World War I. Until the 1890s most of what counted as colonial ... More


Basic Concepts in Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In his Theory of Communicative Action, Jürgen Habermas proposes a theory of “communicative action” and sets it within a concept of society he calls “lifeworld.” In both his Theory of Communicative ... More


System, Lifeworld, and Habermas's “Communication Theory of Society”

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In his Theory of Communication Action, Jürgen Habermas talks about a “reconstructive social theory which employs a dual perspective”—the perspective of “system” and “lifeworld.” Habermas's proposed ... More


The Emotional Life of Stories

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Kuranko folktales provided compelling insights into the inner workings of the Kuranko lifeworld, and suggested that intrapsychic defenses had analogues in the strategies of intersubjective life. ... More


The Habermasian project: dialogue as normative grounds and object of critique

Naomi Head

in Justifying violence: Communicative ethics and the use of force in Kosovo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083075
eISBN:
9781781706091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083075.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter introduces Habermas's key concepts for a communicative ethics and sets out the relevant debates surrounding his theory of communicative action and discourse ethics. It then looks at a ... More


Chiasm

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines and explains various aspects of the custom of burning paper money by focusing on the social formation of a material culture itself: the galaxy of papers with its own emergent ... More


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