Lexicon of Arguments

Philosophical and Scientific Issues in Dispute


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Disputed term/author/ism Author
Rationalism Horkheimer
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Seel III 102
Rationalism /Reason/Horkheimer: "objective reason" is unrelated to human will. - SeelVsHorkheimer: that was a mistake - today: will and wishes of humans are quite objective (beyond the moment). (> Gosepath).

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M. Seel
Die Kunst der Entzweiung Frankfurt 1997

M. Seel
Ästhetik des Erscheinens München 2000

M. Seel
Vom Handwerk der Philosophie München 2001

The author or concept searched is found in the following controversies.
Disputed term/author/ism Author Vs Author
Dewey, J. Horkheimer Vs Dewey, J.
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I 180
HorkheimerVsDewey: VsInstrumental Reason. Horkheimer: core of pragmatism is the view that an idea, a concept or a theory is nothing but a scheme or plan for action, and therefore truth nothing but the success of an idea.
VsHorkheimer: presupposes the notion of truth as correspondence.
I 182.
HorkheimerVsDewey: pragmatism replaced the concept of truth by probability. Truth is not tied to verification, but absolute. HorkheimerVsDewey: so is prediction (and predictability) the nature "of this kind of thinking". But: The current importance and future verification of a sentence are not the same. (Horkheimer: per change of meaning.)
I 182.
VsHorkheimer: equals truth to contemplation. Horkheimer has not explained why truth is supposed to be even desirable. (NietzscheVs.) I 182 Pragmatism: Vs "stationary contemplation" (James): Truth that is sought for its own.
I 183
HorkheimerVsPragmatism: Both the attack on the contemplation, as well as the "praise of the craftsman" express the "triumph of the means over the purpose". (Originated in Greek class society).