Communicative Action and Rational Choice / Edition 1

Communicative Action and Rational Choice / Edition 1

by Heath, Joseph Heath, Joseph
     
 

Brings Jürgen Habermas's theory of communicative action into dialogue with the most sophisticated articulation of the instrumental conception of practical rationality-modern rational choice theory.See more details below

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Brings Jürgen Habermas's theory of communicative action into dialogue with the most sophisticated articulation of the instrumental conception of practical rationality-modern rational choice theory.

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ISBN-13:
2900262582246
Publisher:
Triliteral
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introduction1
ICommunicative Action11
1The Theory of Communicative Action13
1.1Outline of the Theory17
1.2Speech Act Theory26
1.3The Genesis of Communicative Action35
1.4The Structure of the Argument45
2Language and Strategic Action49
2.1The Instrumental Conception of Rationality52
2.2Game Theory59
2.3Signaling Games65
2.4Cooperative Alternatives73
2.5The Nature of Communication78
3Communication and Justification83
3.1Commitment and Instrumental Rationality86
3.2Discursive Commitment92
3.3The Three Validity Claims107
3.4The Analogy between Rightness and Truth119
4The Origins of Accountability129
4.1Equilibrium Selection130
4.2Two Solutions135
4.3A Problem145
4.4Social Norms150
4.5Differences from Habermas161
IIDiscourse Ethics173
5Foundations of Discourse Ethics175
5.1Moral Noncognitivism176
5.2The Discourse Theory of Truth180
5.3The Discourse Theory of Rightness189
5.4The Dialogical Theory of Justification195
5.5The Discourse Principle211
6Universalization219
6.1Why Convergence?220
6.2The Universalization Principle227
6.3Moral and Ethical Questions236
6.4Bargaining and Consensus242
7Cognitivism and Convergence255
7.1Convergence and Representation258
7.2A Pragmatist Theory of Convergence266
7.3Convergence and Social Norms272
7.4Constructing Convergence277
8Transcendental Pragmatics281
8.1Transcendental Arguments283
8.2Revising the Rules of Discourse289
8.3Cultural Relativity298
8.4Why Argumentation?303
8.5Summary of Conclusions307
Abbreviations of Works by Habermas313
Symbols Used in the Text315
Notes317
Bibliography349
Index359

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