By Dieter Freundlieb, Wayne Hudson, J Rundell

The essays during this booklet interact with the large variety of Jürgen Habermas' paintings together with politics and the general public sphere, nature, aesthetics, the linguistic flip and the paradigm of intersubjectivity. each one essay responds to specific problems with Habermas' method of those subject matters. every one contributor additionally attracts on diverse theoretical and philosophical traditions in an effort to discover fresh advancements in serious conception.

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In the final section I argue that their respective limitations call for renewed reflection on justificatory strategies, in particular, for a conception of ‘objectivity’ based in a normative theory of social learning processes. 1 Social philosophy is a mode of reflection that has developed over the last two hundred and fifty years in industrialised Western societies with the aim of working out critical standards for evaluating forms of social life that would facilitate individual human * This article was first published in Critical Horizons, vol.

His renewal, however, departs in significant ways from the program pursued by these post-Kantians. Taking as his point of departure the problem of self-consciousness Henrich’s approach is neither foundationalist nor does it assume that it is possible to theoretically account for what he terms the epistemic self-relation in any exhaustive way. Nonetheless, a renewed philosophy of the subject can show that subjectivity is still a principle of philosophy in the sense that our insights into its nature and constitution will make us aware of the implications of subjectivity for the philosophical enterprise, as well as for what Henrich calls a consciously led life (bewußtes Leben).

A. Sheridan, London, Tavistock, 1972; M. Foucault, Discipline and Punish, trans. A. Sheridan, London, Allen Lane, 1977; M. Foucault, History of Sexuality, vols 1 & 2, trans. R. Hurley, London, Allen Lane, 1979 & 1987. The Normative Foundations of Social Philosophy • 45 hand, and his implied critique of social power relations and of the modern institutionalisation of repressive mechanisms of bodily control, on the other. 8 Here, he not only engages in social criticism through reference to obscure normative standards but presents his own normative picture of human flourishing as ethical self-management, the status of which is never clarified.

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