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The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction

Uwe Steinhoff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547807
eISBN:
9780191720758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547807.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Jürgen Habermas seeks to defend the Enlightenment and with it an “emphatical”, “uncurtailed” conception of reason against the post-modern critique of reason on the one hand, and against so-called ... More


“Communicative” versus Purposive Rationality

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/9780199547807.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

According to Habermas, a universalist normative ethics cannot be justified by appeal to purposive rationality or means-end rationality. Therefore he proposes recourse to an “uncurtailed” form of ... More


Pragmatics of Human Action

Dare Baldwin, Jeffery Loucks, and Mark Sabbagh

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter presents novel ideas about one set of possible constraining forces that guide inferences about others' intentions and goals. In particular, it proposes that action processing is guided ... More


 Rethinking Solidarity

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

in Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses one of the most contested issues in feminist theology today: solidarity. Three important contemporary approaches to this issue (by white feminists Sharon Welch and Sheila ... More


Parliamentary Institutions in International Polities: What are the Conditions?

Berthold Rittberger

in Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273423
eISBN:
9780191602764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273421.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Develops a three-staged theory to explain why national governments have created and successively empowered the European Parliament. In a first step, it is argued that attempts by national governments ... More


Liberal Democracy and the Critical Alternative

John S. Dryzek

in Deliberative Democracy and Beyond: Liberals, Critics, Contestations

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250431
eISBN:
9780191717253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925043X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Recounts the roots of the deliberative turn in democratic theory in liberalism and critical theory. Losing sight of its critical theory origins, deliberative democracy gains an ever‐closer ... 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


Creative Interpretations: Normative Twists

Ingo Venzke

in How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657674
eISBN:
9780191753114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657674.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter engages in a normative assessment of international lawmaking by way of interpretation. It first studies the bittersweet taste of justice in legal discourse and juxtaposes diverging views ... More


Intersubjectivist Theory and Leadership

Mick Fryer

in Ethics and Organizational Leadership: Developing a Normative Model

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590186
eISBN:
9780191724947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590186.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter describes Jürgen Habermas' approach to intersubjectivism, presenting his theories of communicative action and discourse ethics as a response to his own earlier call for a form of ... More


On the origin of intentions

Jan Peter de Ruiter, Matthijs L. Noordzij, Sarah Newman-Norlund, Peter Hagoort, and Ivan Toni

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter proposes an alternative approach for understanding how intentions are induced. This approach is based on the assumption that generating intentions in a third person relies on similar ... 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


Violence: Friars under Fire

G. Geltner

in The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism: Polemic, Violence, Deviance, and Remembrance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639458
eISBN:
9780191741098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639458.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Based on numerous sources both in and out of print, this chapter establishes the scale and scope of aggression against friars across Europe in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It documents a ... More


Jürgen Habermas and the Post-Secular Appropriation of Religion: A Sociological Critique

Michele Dillon

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the intellectual significance of Jürgen Habermas's gesture toward religion and offers a sociological critique of his view of religion as well as its implications for ... More


Introduction

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/9780804769129.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book examines the complex theory of law and democracy developed by German philosopher and sociologist, Jürgen Habermas. Designed to be understood by those with little prior acquaintance with law ... More


Prufrock, Party-Goer: Tongue-Tied at Tea1

Kate McLoughlin

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘Prufrock, Party-Goer: Tongue-Tied at Tea’, Kate McLoughlin investigates social performance in the context of JÜ;rgen Habermas’s theories of communicative action. The putative tea-party in T. S. ... More


The Communicative Actions of the Roman Government

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the Roman government's communication strategy for its subjects. It explains that the Roman government devoted enormous resources to communicating with its subjects and suggests ... More


Habermas’s Critical Theory and Science: Truth and Accountability

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/9780262182713.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides some background on Habermas’s larger critical-theory project—an attempt to integrate the perspectives on argumentative practices—along with an explanation of why his discourse ... More


Human rights and the politics of migration in the European Union

Alfio Cerami

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe: Social protection and the challenges of integration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426444
eISBN:
9781447302797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426444.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers several issues related to human rights. It highlights some shortcomings, inconsistencies, and human-rights violations that result from a still-ambiguous ‘politics of migration’ ... More


Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conditionality

George Vasilev

in Solidarity Across Divides: Promoting the Moral Point of View

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697304
eISBN:
9781474416153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697304.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 explores the mechanisms through which political actors in positions of power can be influenced to dismantle unjust decision-making and legal structures from which they benefit. It is argued ... More


Faith, Freedom, and World: The Logic of Sacrifice

Oliver Davies

in Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom, and the Christian Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685950
eISBN:
9780191765872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685950.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter fundamental human social cognition is identified in terms of the neurobiology of the face to face which supports a structure of reasoning and willing within complexity. It is argued ... More


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