In this important book Habermas develops his views on a range of moral and ethical issues. Drawing on his theory of communicative action, Habermas elaborates an original conception of a discourse ethicsa , seeking to reconstruct a moral point of view from which normative claims can be impartially judged. 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 more 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. Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action confronts directly a variety of difficult and controversial problems which are at the centre of current debates in philosophy and social and political theory.
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aeo This book is a sequel to the acclaimed Theory of Communicative Action. aeo The work is inter--disciplinary, covering the social sciences, philosophy and ethics. aeo Habermas is widely acknowledged to be the greatest living social and political theorist. aeo This book is a sequel to the acclaimed Theory of Communicative Action.
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Introduction by Thomas McCarthy. Philosophy as Stand--In and Interpreter. Reconstruction and Interpretation in the Social Sciences. Discourse Ethics: Notes on a Program of Philosophical Justification. Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action. Morality and Ethical Life: Does Hegela s Critique of Kant Apply to Discourse Ethics?. Index.
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In this important book Habermas develops his views on a range of moral and ethical issues. Drawing on his theory of communicative action, Habermas elaborates an original conception of 'discourse ethics', seeking to reconstruct a moral point of view from which normative claims can be impartially judged. 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 more 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. Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action confronts directly a variety of difficult and controversial problems which are at the centre of current debates in philosophy and social and political theory.
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a Certainly, it is this book which marks the crowning mature achievement of one whose fundamental preoccupation has always been with the articulation of questions of normativity.a Philosophical Quarterly
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ISBN
9780745611044
Publisert
1992
Utgiver
Vendor
Polity Press
Vekt
360 gr
Høyde
228 mm
Bredde
151 mm
Tykkelse
15 mm
Aldersnivå
UU, P, UP, 05, 06
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
248

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Jurgen Habermas is the author of numerous books including The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Polity, 1988), The Theory of Communicative Action (Polity, 1988) and Postmetaphysical Thinking (Polity, 1992).