12 September 2011

Paradoxes of Progress: Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action

Contemporary struggles over globalization echo debates about modernization in the previous two centuries. How should we understand philosophical theories of progress and the sociocultural changes these theories address? By what criteria should supposed improvements in society be judged? The seminar pursues these questions through a study of J├╝rgen Habermas's The Theory of Communicative Action.

ICS 220704 F11
Dr. Lambert Zuidervaart
Mondays 12:00 – 3:00pm