Intersubjectivity - interactionist or discursive? Reflections on Habermas' critique of Brandom

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Show simple item record Strydom, Piet 2019-04-04T11:26:12Z 2019-04-04T11:26:12Z 2006-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Strydom, P. (2006) 'Intersubjectivity - interactionist or discursive? Reflections on Habermas' critique of Brandom', Philosophy and Social Criticism, 32(2), pp. 155-172. doi: 10.1177/0191453706061090 en
dc.identifier.volume 32 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 155 en
dc.identifier.endpage 172 en
dc.identifier.issn 0191-4537
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0191453706061090 en
dc.description.abstract This article argues that there is a marked ambivalence in Habermas' concept of intersubjectivity in that he wavers between an interactionist and a discursive understanding. This ambivalence is demonstrated with reference to his recent critique of Robert Brandom's normative pragmatic theory of discursive practice. Although Habermas is a leading theorist of discourse as an epistemically steered process, he allows his interpretation of Brandom's theory as suffering from objective idealism to compel him to recoil from discourse and to defend a purely interactionist or dialogical position. It is argued that the ambivalence in question is related to Habermas' incomplete theorization of communication as a process of structure formation that unfolds sequentially through time on different levels. His architectonic of communicative intersubjectivity is marred by a missing concept. His characteristic concept of coordination is insufficient and must be complemented by a concept of synthesis at the discursive level. en
dc.description.sponsorship Higher Education Authority (Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle 3, 2002–5)
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.rights © 2006, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. en
dc.subject Brandom en
dc.subject Communication en
dc.subject Coordination en
dc.subject Discursive en
dc.subject Synthesis en
dc.subject Habermas en
dc.subject Luhmann en
dc.subject Objectivism en
dc.subject Process en
dc.subject Sequentiality en
dc.subject Structure formation en
dc.subject Time en
dc.title Intersubjectivity - interactionist or discursive? Reflections on Habermas' critique of Brandom en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Piet Strydom, Sociology and Philosophy (Emeritus), University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.contributor.funder Higher Education Authority
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Philosophy and Social Criticism en
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dc.identifier.eissn 1461-734X

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