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The Justification of Discourse Ethics

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/9780199547807.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In his preliminary considerations Habermas tries to demonstrate the initial plausibility of his programme of moral justification. He then uses Karl-Otto Apel's “transcendental pragmatics” for ... More


The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Christian Illies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Transcendental arguments have gained a lot of attention over the past twenty years, mainly in the field of theoretical reason. Yet few scholars have looked at their relevance to practical reason. ... More


The Argument from Discourse

Christian F. R. Illies

in The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Two highly developed transcendental arguments exist in the current ethical and meta-ethical debates about moral realism and moral judgements. Karl-Otto Apel has developed what is known as an ... More


Kant’s Shadow in the Current Philosophical Landscape

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines contemporary approaches that challenge philosophy’s status as a first, distinct, and autonomous discipline—either through self-dissolution in the hard sciences, philology, or ... More


Across the Pond: Eco, Apel, Habermas

David Boersema

in Pragmatism and Reference

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026604
eISBN:
9780262268882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026604.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The philosophical thinking of Umberto Eco, Karl-Otto Apel, and Jürgen Habermas, are presented in this chapter. It explores Eco's thoughts regarding the concept of “unlimited semiosis” and his stance ... More


Speak If You Are a Man, or the Transcendental Exclusion

Barbara Cassin

in Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256389
eISBN:
9780823261345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256389.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers the question of how the ethical enters into language. The answer given from Aristotle's time up to the present would seem to be: with the requirement of meaning or sense. It is ... More


Technology, Ethics, and Literature

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at several analyses of the ethical challenges of the technological age and the effects of technology in society. It looks at Hans Jonas's award-winning Imperative of Reponsibility ... More


Internally Inconsistent, Self-Refuting, and Self-Undermining Views

William J. Talbott

in Learning from Our Mistakes: Epistemology for the Real World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197567654
eISBN:
9780197567685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197567654.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Chapter 8, the author articulates two more principles of epistemic irrationality, one that applies to self-refuting views and one that applies to self-undermining views. A self-refuting view is ... More


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