Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments

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Appearance, Philosophy: Apart from logical insights we receive all our insights through our senses. Therefore, it is believed that this knowledge is not only fundamentally fallible, but is more or less pre-structured by the nature of the sense organs. This structure is not necessarily so in the world outside the perceiving subjects. Because of the linguistic prestructuring of our approach to ourselves the inner life of the subjects is also not unfailingly recognizable. See also appearance, truth, certainty, knowledge, epistemology, introspection, incorrigibility.

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.

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IV 486
Appearance/Enlightenment/Habermas: according to the rational utopia of the Age of Enlightenment (1), the subject of private law, which merges into the functional contexts of material reproduction, was just as easy to identify with the human formed, which realizes itself in the private sphere, as with the private individual, who forms the audience of citizens in public with others.
Habermas: Of course, this ideology was never a mere appearance, but rather an objective appearance that emerged from the structures of differentiated, certainly layer-specific limited, but rationalized lifeworlds themselves. The result is the appearance of post-traditional everyday communication that stands on its own two feet, which sets limits to the momentum of independent subsystems, which bursts open encapsulated expert cultures and thus escapes the (...) dangers of reification and desertification.

1.P.Kondylis, Die Aufklärung im Rahmen des neuzeitlichen Realismus, Stuttgart, 1981.

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.

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981

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