What Makes «Communication» Possible?

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The article presents sufficient space for a thorough analysis of the conceptual issues of the Communicative Programme (the CP) developed by E. Husserl, L. Wittgenstein, K.-O. Apel, and J. Habermas who attached great importance to the fundamental role of communication in epistemological justification.
The CP analysis carried out in the article is based on a number of models worked out to provide insight into the following two arguments of the CP proponents: 1) the CP statements are justified through their universal validity; 2) There is no pure individual in the communicative society (CS). It is demonstrated that the former argument leads to a vicious circle, while the latter one - heads to overt absurdity in terms of logic.

A N Pavlenko

hphilosophy@mail.ru
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Кафедра онтологии и теории познанияФакультет гуманитарных и социальных наук; Российский университет дружбы народов; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

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