discourse ethics


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discourse ethics

the conception that ethical agreements can be reached through ‘communicative argumentation’ aimed at a mutual, uncoerced understanding. See HABERMAS.
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The emergence of this shared identity and common commitment to values has also been explained using insights from discourse ethics.
I will then consider discourse ethics from a consequentialist standpoint--rather than the traditional, process-oriented perspective from which it usually advanced and defended--and show that its insistence on dialogue as a means for the formation of a common will is based on underlying assumptions about the nature of preferences--such as the discussability of tastes and th e malleability of time scales--which run counter to the view of preferences normally associated with standard economic theory.
Rather than merely attack his "system/lifeworld" distinction as does Nancy Fraser, or reject the androcentric universalization principle of his discourse ethics as does Seyla Benhabib, Fleming uncovers Habermas on the one hand making socialization central to his theory of communicative action, yet on the other ignoring the gender inequality both historically and theoretically built into his model.
When she acts as an engineer of the consensus process, and guides the process according to the rules of discourse ethics, the ethics consultant is both a mediator and a moral expert.
1) On the other hand, of course, there are those who have challenged discourse ethics on a deeper level, particularly communitarians anti neo-Aristotelians.
75, of Starnberg, Germany, received the award for achievements in social philosophy, in particular his establishment of the communicative action theory and discourse ethics, and their practical application.
At various places in his writings, Bujo tries to show that, although African ethics shares many elements with the discourse ethics of Habermas and with certain forms of North American communitarianism, it differs from them on some key issues.
This article levels a challenge at Habermas's discourse ethics which is more usually directed to theories denying that moral discourse is truth-bearing.
These misconstruals, I argue, arise in part from the way in which Linklater himself integrates discourse ethics into his theory with emancipatory intent.
Fraser achieves this without the Kantian baggage of Habermas's discourse ethics.
Coole wants critical theory to be attentive to otherness and argues that the formal procedures of discourse ethics must be supplemented by a politics of alterity.
Discourse ethics proved a natural progression as it provided a foundation for the construction of universal social norms based on his communication theory.