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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


Communicative Role

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I fulfils its communicative role in the deictic mode. It is the communicative role of any singular term to communicate thoughts. This requires that the audience know the ... More


Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Doreen Kimura

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Using two decades worth of research with patients who have experienced pathology in one hemisphere of the brain, this book deals with brain mechanisms in human communicative behavior, and with ... More


Communicative Practices and Communicative Demands in the Environmental Justice Movement

David Schlosberg

in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256419
eISBN:
9780191600203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256411.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

An exploration is made of how the environmental justice movement in the United States has taken on some of the communicative and participatory demands and practices of critical pluralism. The ... 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


Can We Make Sense of Suicide Missions?

Diego Gambetta

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by reviewing the variety and uniformity of features found in suicide missions (SMs) and among their organizers. It then reviews what is known about the perpetrators, arguing that ... More


The Deliberative Policy Analyst: Theoretical Issues and Practical Challenges

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The preceding chapters have covered the theoretical and epistemological support for citizen participation in policy-making. In this final chapter, the implications of this for the conduct of policy ... More


The Role of Discourse in the Political Dynamics of Adjustment in Britain, France, and Germany

Vivien A. Schmidt

in The Futures of European Capitalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253685
eISBN:
9780191600210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253684.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The different trajectories of Britain, France, and Germany cannot be understood without reference to the substantive content and interactive processes of their discourses of policy construction and ... More


Dialogic Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the intellectual context of the works of Jürgen Habermas and Hans‐Georg Gadamer. Both thinkers successfully utilize language and dialogue to develop a viable perspective on political theory, ... 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


Links between National and Supra‐national Institutions: A Legal View of a New Communicative Univers e

Armin von Bogdandy

in Linking EU and National Governance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252268
eISBN:
9780191601040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252262.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 3 explores the new communicative universe that has been established by the European Union, which coins the linkages between supranational and national governance in its own right, not least ... More


Retributivism II: Resentment, Guilt, and Censure

Matt Matravers

in Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295730
eISBN:
9780191599828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295731.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The recent revival of retributive theory has been led by Michael Moore's claim that retributivism has moral worth, and by communicative and expressive theories of punishment that emphasize guilt and ... More


Music as a communicative medium

Ian Cross and Ghofur Eliot Woodruff

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores the idea that language and music may have co-evolved, and proposes that language and music constitute complementary components of the ‘human communicative toolkit’. Drawing on ... 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


The EU ‘Polity’ and the Europeanization of National Polities

Vivien A. Schmidt

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Europeanization has radically altered its member states’ governance practices, but these changes have been uneven and often go unacknowledged in national political discourse. ‘Simple’ polities like ... More


Public encounters in participatory democracy: towards communicative capacity

Koen P.R. Bartels

in Communicative Capacity: Public Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318507
eISBN:
9781447318521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318507.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reviews the theoretical debate on participatory democracy and develops a focus on public encounters. This leads to an explanation of the theory and practice of communicative capacity and ... More


Conclusion: communicative capacity in participatory theory and practice

Koen P.R. Bartels

in Communicative Capacity: Public Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318507
eISBN:
9781447318521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318507.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explains how we can understand public encounters in participatory practice in terms of the communicative in-between and the capacity transpiring from it. In light of the findings of the ... More


Rationalism: Between Relativism and Religion

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

in Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170789
eISBN:
9780231540377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170789.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter critically discusses what is likely to be the dominant response to the religious discourse of anti-relativism within the field of contemporary political theory, focusing in particular on ... More


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