|Habermas IV 84
Collectives/Durkheim/Habermas: "There is no society that has not felt the need to bring collective feelings and ideas to life and to strengthen them at regular intervals. This moral restocking can only be achieved with the help of associations, assemblies and congregations in which individuals (...) together strengthen their common feelings." (1)
Habermas IV 85
Ceremonies/Durkheim/Habermas: Ceremonies of this kind do not represent anything; they are rather the exemplarily repeated execution of a consensus that is at the same time renewed, whose contents are peculiarly self-referential.
Collective identity/Durkheim/Habermas: is formed in the form of a normative consensus; this cannot be a consensus achieved, because the identity of the group members is the same as the identity of the group. What makes the individual a person is that in which he agrees with all the other members of his group.
1.E. Durkheim, Les formes élementaires de la vie religieuse, Paris, 1968, German: Frankfurt 1981 p. 571._____________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.
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