Monday, March 9, 2009

Communication action and ideal speech communities

Habermas discusses the idea of communicative action, communication where the individual not only listens but understands and has no premeditated intentions in mind, and ideal speech communities, situations where an equal individual has the freedom to express without fear and for the good of society. What kind of people do you think Haberman had in mind? Every individual that makes society? Scholars? Students? Do you think every individual would have the opportunity to engage in these speech communities or would the individual have to possess specific tools and skills?

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