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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


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


Purposes: The Place of Justificatory Comparative Political Theory

Andrew F. March

in Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195330960
eISBN:
9780199868278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330960.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains further the idea of an overlapping consensus and the interest in arguing for one across multiple ethical traditions, showing that this interest is primarily derived from the ... More


Old Testament Ethics

J. W. Rogerson

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and is devoted to a discussion of Old Testament ethics. Begins by outlining possible reasons for people being interested in Old ... More


Extreme Speech and Liberalism

Maleiha Malik

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that traditional models of liberalism that define democracy as the creation of a public liberal consensus are not an appropriate basis for political engagement with contemporary ... More


Sequencing deliberative moments

Robert E. Goodin

in Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter offers a model of a ‘deliberative system’ in which different deliberative responsibilities are distributed among different agents playing different deliberative roles. There, component ... 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


The Media and Politics

Nicholas Garnham

in Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of the media in relation to democratic politics. It focuses on debates over the public sphere and the normative entailments of different uses of the distinction between ... More


Discourse, Truth, and Friendship

John Finnis

in Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580057
eISBN:
9780191729379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents an examination of Habermas's ‘Discourse Ethics’, originally read in his presence in 1998. The chapter proceeds with a close reflection on Plato's Gorgias, which demonstrates ... 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


Introduction

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The Introduction outlines the aims, the object of the research, the methodology, the scope, and the limit of the book. The aims of the book are to propose a methodological framework for an ethical ... More


Human Rights and the Ethics of Uncertainty

Joe Hoover

in Reconstructing Human Rights: A Pragmatist and Pluralist Inquiry into Global Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198782803
eISBN:
9780191825958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782803.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter critically assess prominent philosophical accounts of human rights, looking to essentialist and rationalist traditions. Essentialist theories are discussed in terms of natural rights and ... More


Crisis and Critique: Critical International Theory Today

Richard Devetak

in Critical International Theory: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823568
eISBN:
9780191862182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823568.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides an exposition of critical international theory as currently expressed and practised. It situates the discussion in perception of disciplinary and global crisis, arguing that ... More


Women’s Peacebuilding: UNSCR 1325 and the Post-Oslo Peace Supermarket

Sophie Richter-Devroe

in Women's Political Activism in Palestine: Peacebuilding, Resistance, and Survival

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041860
eISBN:
9780252050558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041860.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 provides an ethnography and analysis of women’s peacebuilding initiatives in Palestine, tracking the ways in which the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the liberal Women, Peace and ... More


Introduction, with a Rough Guide to Ethics

Paul B. Thompson

in From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199391684
eISBN:
9780199391721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391684.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Although people have thought of their diet as having moral and religious dimensions since antiquity, there has been a recent upsurge of interest in the ethical issues associated with industrial food ... More


Epilogue: Welcome to This Situation

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that the deepest experience of sensation is one where the limits between body and matter or energy become permeable and indiscernible. Here the spectator is caught up in actions, ... More


On the (Re)Construction and Basic Concepts of the Morality of Equal Respect

Stefan Gosepath

in Do All Persons Have Equal Moral Worth?: On 'Basic Equality' and Equal Respect and Concern

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198719502
eISBN:
9780191788604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719502.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter relies on a “reconstruction and reflection of our moral awareness” and on discourse ethics to justify basic equality. Analyzing the function of morality and the pragmatics of moral ... More


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