discourse ethicsaccording to which moral judgments would have validity if agreed to by agents in an ideal speech situation. His works include Knowledge and Human Interests (1968, tr. 1971), Theory of Communicative Action (2 vol. 1981, tr. 1981–84), and Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action (1983, tr. 1989).
See M. G. Specter, Habermas: An Intellectual Biography (2010) D. Rasmussen, Reading Habermas (1990) G. Finlayson, Habermas: A Very Short Introduction (2005) D. Ingram, Habermas: Introduction and Analysis (2010).
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