Jurgen Habermas

Jurgen Habermas

The speaker must choose a comprehensible [verstandlich] expression so that speaker and hearer can understand one another.More Jurgen Habermas quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would in fact tend to have more confidence in the outcome of a democratic decision if there was a minority that voted against it, than if it was unanimous... Social psychology has amply shown the strength of this bandwagon effect.More Jurgen Habermas quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Subjects who reciprocally recognize each other as such, must consider each other as identical, insofar as they both take up the position of subject; they must at all times subsume themselves and the other under the same category. At the same time, the relation of reciprocity of recognition demands the non-identity of one and the other, both must also maintain their absolute difference, for to be a subject implies the claim of individuation.More Jurgen Habermas quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Norms appearing in the form of law entitle actors to exercise their rights or liberties. However, one cannot determine which of these laws are legitimate simply by looking at the form of individual rights. Only by bringing in the discourse principle can one show that each person is owed a right to the greatest possible measure of equal liberties that are mutually compatible.More Jurgen Habermas quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The usage of the words "public" and "public sphere" betrays a multiplicity of concurrent meanings. Their origins go back to various historical phases and, when applied synchronically to the conditions of a bourgeois society that is industrially advanced and constituted as a social-welfare state, they fuse into a clouded amalgam. Yet the very conditions that make the inherited language seem inappropriate appear to require these words, however confused their employment.More Jurgen Habermas quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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