HABERMAS'S COMMUNICATIVE CONCEPTS OF POWER

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Day Wong
Philosophy Today; Spring 2009; 53, 1; Docstoc
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Description: In other words, for Habermas, the basis of critical theory is undermined by the line that the Frankfurt School pursues. [...] from the beginning Habermas has been preoccupied with two tasks: first, searching for the ground of critique, and second, providing a critique of power in modern societies. [...] the agreement formed in the instrumental-strategic action is not seriously intended while in the latter case it is.\n While Foucault's analysis of power has been widely criticized in terms of a suspension of normative questions,4 it has an advantage of reminding us of the danger of power and coercion.
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