more from Jürgen Habermas

Single Idea 20962

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly]

Full Idea

Habermas is concerned to avoid the traumas of modern German history by making democracy an integral part of philosophy.

Gist of Idea

Habermas seems to make philosophy more democratic


report of Jürgen Habermas (The Theory of Communicative Action [1981]) by Andrew Bowie - Introduction to German Philosophy Conc 'Habermas'

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'Introduction to German Philosophy' [Polity 2003], p.263

A Reaction

Hence Habermas's emphasis on communication as central to language, which is central to philosophy. Modern philosophy departments are amazingly hierarchical.