Hermeneutic Dialogue and Social Science: A Critique of Gadamer and Habermas
The book includes: examinations of the philosophers' responses to theorists from Wilhelm Dilthey to Max Weber and Alfred Schutz; contextual information, including a compilation of debates over objectivity in social science from the Enlightenment to Mill, Durkheim and Weber; detailed definitions of critical terms, including "objectivity" and "positivism"; and a concluding assessment of the scope and limits of the idea of dialogical social science.
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1 Objectivity objectivism and objectifying attitudes
2 Gadamer Habermas and the idea of dialogue
the early Dilthey
the later Dilthey
Weber Schütz and the theory of intersubjectivity
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action Alfred Schütz analysis argued argument behaviour chapter claim cognitive communication concept consciousness constructs context critical critical theory critique cultural dialogue Dilthey Dilthey’s discourse empathy empirical epistemological ethical explain expression framework Frankfurt School Gadamer and Habermas Gadamer’s and Habermas German Habermas 1981a Hegel Heinrich Rickert hermeneutic historical human sciences Husserl’s ibid idea individuals interests interpretandum interpreters intersubjectivity judgement knowledge language lifeworld linguistic lived experience logical Max Weber meaningful metaphysical methodological methods moral motives natural sciences Neo-Kantian normative objectifying attitudes objective spirit objectivism observation one’s participants particular phenomenological philosophy political position possible practical presupposes presuppositions psychic psychology question rationalisation rationality reality reason reflection reflexivity relation rience role Schütz scientific sense social science social scientist society sociology sphere structure subjective meaning Theodor Lipps theory thesis tradition transcendental truth validity values Verständigung Verstehen Weber Wilhelm Dilthey Wilhelm Windelband