Systematically Distorted Communication: An Impediment to Social and Political Change

@article{Gross2010SystematicallyDC,
  title={Systematically Distorted Communication: An Impediment to Social and Political Change},
  author={A. Gross},
  journal={Informal Logic},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={335-360}
}
  • A. Gross
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Informal Logic
I define and refine Habermas’s notion of systematically distorted communication by means of focused, structured comparison among three of its instances. Next, I show that its critique is possible within the confines of his theory by recourse to a minimalist concept of rationality and a version of the truth that avoids the unwelcome metaphysical baggage of truth with a capital T. For critique to be complete, however, it must be supplemented by the full range of rhetorical proofs. Even so, there… Expand
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