Jürgen Habermas: Key Concepts

A unprecedented systematic philosopher, Habermas has furthered our knowing of modernity, social interplay and linguistic perform, societal associations, rationality, morality, the legislation, globalization, and the function of faith in multicultural societies. He has contributed to shaping discussions of fact, objectivity, normativity, and the connection among the human and the average sciences. This quantity presents an obtainable and complete conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key suggestions, together with the speculation of communicative motion, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their purposes to modern concerns. will probably be a useful source for either beginner readers of Habermas and people drawn to a extra sophisticated knowing of specific features of his paintings.

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105–30). 3. For further discussion of Habermas’s conception of detranscendentalized reason and postmetaphysical thinking, see Chapter 2 in this volume. 4. Chapter 7 in this volume further addresses Habermas’s involvement in the student protests. 5. The later Habermas theorizes this phenomenon in terms of the colonization of the lifeworld by the system. See Chapter 4 in this volume. 6. For a discussion of Habermas’s linguistic turn and its development, see Chapter 3. 7. See Chapters 6, 7 and 9, respectively.

Habermas emphasizes further that philosophy is itself 36 P O S T M E TA P H Y S I C A L T H I N K I N G distorted by the drive to purify itself of reliance on the material world. 4 Postmetaphysical philosophy presupposes that there is no such observer-position available for the philosopher because we are all deeply conditioned by our historical contexts. 5 Our linguistic context is one of the most important features of this background, since it makes possible our philosophical projects; for Habermas, there is no way for us to get behind that, so to speak.

5 Our linguistic context is one of the most important features of this background, since it makes possible our philosophical projects; for Habermas, there is no way for us to get behind that, so to speak. 6 This “linguistic turn” in philosophy effectively shifted metaphysical thinking away from the solipsistic philosopher, instead conceiving of philosophy as a communicative process. Postmetaphysical philosophy still occupies a unique position and has a distinctive purpose, however, independent of empirical science.

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