Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action

Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action

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In this book, Habermas develops his views on a range of moral and ethical issues. Drawing on his theory of communicative action, Habermas elaborates "discourse ethics", seeking to reconstruct a moral point of view from which normative claims can be impartially judged. He 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 Conciousness and Communicative Action" confronts a variety of difficult and controversial problems which are at the centre of current debates in philosophy and social and political more

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • German
  • index
  • 0745603408
  • 9780745603407

Table of contents

Philosophy as stand-in and interpreter; reconstruction and interpretation in the social sciences; discourse ethics - notes on a programme of philosophical justification; moral consciousness and communicative action; morality and ethical life - does Hegel's critique of kant apply to discourse ethics?show more