Moral Consciousness & Communicative Action (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

Moral Consciousness Communicative Action Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought This long awaited book sets out the implications of Habermas s theory of communicative action for moral theory Discourse ethics attempts to reconstruct a moral point of view from which normative claim

  • Title: Moral Consciousness & Communicative Action (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)
  • Author: Jürgen Habermas
  • ISBN: 9780262581189
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Moral Consciousness & Communicative Action (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

    This long awaited book sets out the implications of Habermas s theory of communicative action for moral theory Discourse ethics attempts to reconstruct a moral point of view from which normative claims can be impartially judged The theory of justice it develops replaces Kant s categorical imperative with a procedure of justification based on reasoned agreement among paThis long awaited book sets out the implications of Habermas s theory of communicative action for moral theory Discourse ethics attempts to reconstruct a moral point of view from which normative claims can be impartially judged The theory of justice it develops replaces Kant s categorical imperative with a procedure of justification based on reasoned agreement among participants in practical discourse Habermas connects communicative ethics to the theory of social action via an examination of research in the social psychology of moral and interpersonal development He aims to show that our basic moral intuitions spring from something deeper and universal than contingent features of our tradition, namely from normative presuppositions of social interaction that belong to the repertoire of competent agents in any society.

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    1. Philippe-Antoine Hoyeck

      First published in 1983, Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action is Habermas’s first attempt to elaborate a moral theory based upon his analysis of linguistic interaction in the Theory of Communicative Action(1981). Like most of Habermas’s books written after 1981, Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action is not a treatise, but a collection of loosely related essays, the configuration of which – confusingly – varies depending on the language of translation. The main attraction h [...]

    2. Matthew Leroe

      "Unless the subject externalizes himself by participating in interpersonal relations through language, he is unable to form that inner center that is his personal identity. This explains the almost constitutional insecurity and chronic fragility of personal identity -- an insecurity that is antecedent to cruder threats to the integrity of life and limb.""Moral philosophies of sympathy and compassion (Schopenhauer) have discovered that this profound vulnerability calls for some guarantee of mutua [...]

    3. Daniel Hush

      This book would be so good if it was published in 1787 or before. The biggest 5 star ever. Since it is published in 1983 and thinking about the 200 year gap, i am willing to give it 1, but only because 0 is not a possibility

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