Weakening Habermas: the Undoing of Communicative Rationality

  title={Weakening Habermas: the Undoing of Communicative Rationality},
  author={Byron Rienstra and Derek Hook},
  pages={313 - 339}
Abstract Habermas's elaboration of a procedural, discursive deliberative democracy extends from his faith in communicative action, in symmetrical communicative interactions played out in an arena of communicative rationality. Yet Habermas expects too much of his agents. His theory of communicative action, built upon the necessary possession of communicative rationality, requires individuals to have clear, unfettered access to their own reasoning, possessing clear preference rankings and… 

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