Discourse Ethics

Discourse Ethics

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Discourse ethics, sometimes called argumentation ethics, refers to a type of argument that attempts to establish normative or ethical truths by examining the presuppositions of discourse. German philosophers J rgen Habermas and Karl-Otto Apel are considered as the originators of modern discourse ethics. Habermas's discourse ethics is his attempt to explain the implications of communicative rationality in the sphere of moral insight and normative validity. It is a complex theoretical effort to reformulate the fundamental insights of Kantian deontological ethics in terms of the analysis of communicative structures. This means that it is an attempt to explain the universal and obligatory nature of morality by evoking the universal obligations of communicative rationality. It is also a cognitivist moral theory, which means it holds that justifying the validity of moral norms can be done in a manner analogous to the justification of facts. However, the entire project is undertaken as a rational reconstruction of moral insight. It claims only to reconstruct the implicit normative orientations that guide individuals and it claims to access these through an analysis of communication.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136704153
  • 9786136704159