What If Habermas Went Native?

Peace Studies Journal Vol. 1 Issue 1. Fall 2008

12 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2015

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Mechthild Nagel

State University of New York (SUNY), Cortland

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Using Habermas’s latest major work Between Facts and Norms (1996), this paper contrasts his explicit views on jurisprudence in the Occident with implied statements about the native Other. I wish to show that there’s an embedded agonistic (combative) — if not imperial — theme, not only in his theory of communicative competence, but also in his larger project of critical theory.

Keywords: Habermas, discourse theory, ubuntu, postcolonial theory

JEL Classification: Z1

Suggested Citation

Nagel, Mechthild, What If Habermas Went Native? (2008). Peace Studies Journal Vol. 1 Issue 1. Fall 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2637641

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