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Remarks on the Basis of J. Habermas’ Communication Theory of Action

(Original title: Poznámky k Habermasovým východiskám komunikačnej teórie konania)
Filozofia, 2012, vol. 67, No 9, pp. 743-750.
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Abstract

The paper deals with J. Habermas’ communication theory which is a synthesis of the Anglo-Saxon linguistic philosophy (Austin, Searle, Grice) and the continental philosophical tradition (Weber, Kohlberg, Apel). The stress is put on the re-articulation of Weberian motifs (rationality, rationalization) and the so called validity claim of the intelligibility of speech, truth, correctness and authenticity.

Keywords

Communicative action, Communicative rationality, Distinguishing technical and practical interests, Lifeworld and system, Moral rationality, Normativity, Science and morality: the possibility of reconciliation, Social order, The emancipatory scope of the critique of ideology, Validity claims

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