Paradoxes of Progress: Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action

ICT5979HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

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 Jürgen Habermas's The Theory of Communicative Action.

Schedule: Monday, 12:00 to 15:00
Instructors: Lambert Zuidervaart
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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