|Intersubjectivity: intersubjectivity is the mutual recognition of an inner life by conscious subjects. The precondition is the conscious recognition of one's own inner life by a subject, as well as the assumption that other subjects share the main features of the inner constitution which the subject identifies in itself. These include language, sensation of pain, memory capability, the drive for self-preservation, and certain interests. Intersubjectivity is used by some authors as a substitute for an objectivity, which is regarded as unachievable._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
|Habermas IV 146
Intersubjectivity/MeadVsKant/Mead/Habermas: If motives and goals of action are only accessible under tradition-dependent interpretations, the individual actor cannot himself/herself be the last authority for the further training and the revision of his interpretations of needs. Instead, his/her interpretations change in the context of the life world of the social groups to which he/she belongs.
The monological principle of Kantian ethics, like any monological procedure, fails in this task.
MeadVsKant: from the Kantian point of view one assumes,
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that (in each case) the standard is given...But if you do not have a standard, you will not be helped in the decision. The simple generalization of one's own principle of action does not help here. (1)
1. G. H. Mead, Mind, Self and Society (Ed) Ch. W. Morris (German) Frankfurt 1969, S.432._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
George Herbert Mead
Mind, Self, and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist (Works of George Herbert Mead, Vol. 1), Chicago 1967
Geist, Identität und Gesellschaft aus der Sicht des Sozialbehaviorismus Frankfurt 1973
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981