Communication community/ideal speech community/Habermas: the utopian design of an ideal speech community is misleading if one misunderstands it as a guide to a philosophy of history and misunderstands that the methodological significance of this design can only be limited. The construction of an unlimited and undistorted discourse can only be used for modern societies as a foil with the intention of making indistinct tendencies of development emerge in more garish contours.
Following on from Mead and Durkheim, we can say that language not only serves to update, but increasingly also to achieve rationally motivated agreements._____________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.
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