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Knowledge And Human Interests

Author : J?rgen Habermas
ISBN : 9780745694177
Genre : Philosophy
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Habermas describes Knowledge and Human Interests as an attempt to reconstruct the prehistory of modern positivism with the intention of analysing the connections between knowledge and human interests. Convinced of the increasing historical and social importance of the natural and behavioural sciences, Habermas makes clear how crucial it is to understand the central meanings and justifications of these sciences. He argues that for too long the relationship between philosophy and science has been distorted. In this extraordinarily wide-ranging book, Habermas examines the principal positions of modern philosophy - Kantianism, Marxism, positivism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, the philosophy of science, linguistic philosophy and phenomenology - to lay bare the structure of the processes of enquiry that determine the meaning and the validity of all our statements which claim objectivity. This edition contains a postscript written by Habermas for the second German edition of Knowledge and Human Interests.

Towards A Synthesis Of A Theory Of Knowledge And Human Interests Educational Technology And Emancipatory Education

Author : John Randall Koetting
ISBN : WISC:89010864379
Genre : Knowledge, Sociology of
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An Exegesis Of Habermas Knowledge And Human Interests

Author : Tronn Overend
ISBN : 0858160927
Genre : Knowledge, Theory of
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Darwinian Dominion

Author : Lewis Petrinovich
ISBN : 0262264048
Genre : Medical
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The controversial subject of this book is the permissible use of animals by humans. Lewis Petrinovich argues that humans have a set of cognitive abilities, developing from a suite of emotional attachments, that make them unique among species. Although other animals can think, suffer, and have needs, the interests of members of the human species should triumph over comparable interests of members of other species.This book is the third in a trilogy concerned with the morality of various actions that affect the birth, life, and death of organisms. Using principles of moral philosophy, biology, evolutionary theory, neurophysiology, medicine, and cognitive science, Petrinovich discusses such topics as fetal and prenatal development, development of the mind and brain, animal liberation, morality and animal research, the eating of animals, keeping animals in zoos and as pets, and the importance of biodiversity. In the epilogue, he summarizes the main issues and discusses the moral principles governing their resolution.


Author : Garbis Kortian
ISBN : 0521296188
Genre : Philosophy
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Through a critical account of the German philosophical tradition in which it stands, Garbis Kortian discusses Habermas's Knowledge and Human Interests.

Introduction To Critical Theory

Author : David Held
ISBN : 0520041755
Genre : Philosophy
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"This is the first book to present clearly the thought of the Frankfurt school as a whole. . . . A major contribution to the history of social thought. . . . A splendid piece of work."--Mark Poster

Nature Knowledge And Negation

Author : Harry F. Dahms
ISBN : 9781849506052
Genre : Social Science
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This volume provides in-depth understanding about business-to-business (B2B) and organizational relationships. Studies included identify real-life relationship paradoxes and explain how firms manage - not solve - these paradoxes. Two research reports are the result of three years of intensive face-to-face data collection of how interfirm relations form, operate, and change. They include unedited direct quotes from suppliers, focal firms, and customers on their interfirm relationships and provide a profound understanding of quality relationships. Additional articles include: Discourses in Organizational Culture; Organizational Innovation and Outcomes in SMEs; Anatomy of Relationship Significance; a review of Markets-as-Networks Theory; and Meta-theories in Research. The volume highlights that making mistakes is inherent in organizational innovations and understanding how organizations work through such mistakes is an important key to understanding success versus failure in innovation outcomes. It provides rich descriptions on how B2B networks form, function and develop and is for readers who want to delve into how B2B relationships actually work and, frequently, do not work.

The Past As Future

Author : J_urgen Habermas
ISBN : 0803272669
Genre : Literary Collections
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J_rgen Habermas is one of the best-known and most influential philosophers in Europe today. Heir to the Frankfurt school, his reputation rests on more than thirty years of groundbreaking works on society knowledge, history, technology; ethics, and many other subjects. He is also a familiar figure in his native Germanyøwhere he has often played a prominent role in public de-bates. In recent years, he has spoken out ever more directly on the extraordinary changes taking place in Germany, Europe, and the world. This volume of interviews reveals Habermas's passionate engagement with contemporary issues. Wide-ranging and informal, the interviews focus on matters of decisive importance to Germany and the rest of the world in the 1990s: German unification; recent explosive debates about interpretations of German history, Germany's asylum policies, and the Nazi era; efforts to create a cooperative, peaceful Europe; and the significance of the Persian Gulf War. A final interview focuses on the relation between theory and practice?between philosophy and the so-called real world. In an afterword to the volume, Habermas addresses a broad spectrum of issues facing Germany and other nations in this final decade of the century. Ably translated and annotated by Max Pensky, professor of philosophy at the State University of New York-Binghamton, The Past as Future provides a striking portrait of an intellectual who is equally at home in the world of academic philosophy and in mainstream debate?and who can make valuable connections between the two.

Discourse Desire And Fantasy In Jurgen Habermas Critical Theory

Author : Kenneth MacKendrick
ISBN : 9781135913175
Genre : Philosophy
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This book argues that Jürgen Habermas’ critical theory can be productively developed by incorporating a wider understanding of fantasy and imagination as part of its conception of communicative rationality and communicative pathologies. Given that meaning is generated both linguistically and performatively, MacKendrick argues that desire and fantasy must be taken into consideration as constitutive aspects of intersubjective relations. His aim is to show that Habermasian social theory might plausibly renew its increasingly severed ties with the early critical theory of the Frankfurt School by taking account of these features of practice life, thus simultaneously rekindling the relevance of the nearly forgotten emancipatory intent in his earlier work and rejuvenating an emphasis on the contemporary critique of reason. This innovative new study will be of interest to those focusing on the early writings of Habermas, the writings of the Frankfurt School, and the relation between critical theory, hermeneutics, and psychoanalysis.

Knowledge And Hermeneutic Understanding

Author : Demetrius Teigas
ISBN : 083875273X
Genre : Philosophy
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The main scope of Knowledge and Hermeneutic Understanding is a critical study of the debate between Habermas and Gadamer and to demonstrate its continuing importance for the humanities and human sciences. This book analyzes the debate through a detailed reconstruction and examination of the central opposition (interaction) between "knowledge" and "hermeneutic understanding" as they have been developed by Habermas in Knowledge and Human Interests and Gadamer in Truth and Method Two main philosophical themes - the project of knowledge as critique proposed by Habermas and the theory of hermeneutic understanding developed by Gadamer - are carefully reconstructed. The debate begins with opposing views concerning tradition and its authority. According to Habermas, tradition, as the main source of ideological beliefs, is incompatible with critical theory. Gadamer points out the necessity for accepting tradition since all understanding is embedded in it. Teigas contends that each theory amplifies one aspect of tradition only, although both are crucial for a fuller understanding. The second major disputed theme is the "hermeneutic claim to universality," stating the interpretative (linguistic) nature of all understanding as well as placing our basic mode of existence in language. Critical discussion on possible dialogue between the two theories is provided. Finally, the underlying humanism of both writers is examined, and their views are contrasted with Heidegger's critique of humanism and technology.

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