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Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 10:29:46 -0700
Subject: Re: HAB: Scientific discourses compared to political/ethical

There are two classic places, in my view. There is the "Science as
Ideology" from the seventies, which was written on the ocassion of Herbert
Marcuse's sixtieth birthday, and was published in English at the end of
__Toward a Rational Society__. The other place would be the discussion in
"Philosophy and Science as Literature?" at the end of __Postmetaphysical

I would also encourage you to read chapter 4, 6, 7 in Habermas, __On the
Pragmatics of Communicaton__, edi. by Maeve Cooke (MIT, 1998).

The two main, or beginning, secondary sources are:

Mary Hesse, "Science and Objectivity" in J. B. Thompson and David Held,
eds. Habermas: Critical Debates.


James Bohman, ___New Philosophy of Social Science__ (MIT, 1991)

At 10:11 PM 4/16/00 -0400, you wrote:
>If anyone has a reference to a discussion by or about Habermas which sets
>out the distinction between a scientific or technical discourse (e.g.
>"what's the best way to build a bridge" or "how should we define the
>meter") as opposed to the discourses that one usually envisions taking
>place in the public sphere, I would be most grateful.
>Indeed, if anyone has pointers to a good discussion of the role of hard
>science (as opposed to psychoanalysis, for example) in the Habermasian
>system, I'm sure I would benefit from reading that as well.
>Thank you.
>( if you wonder why I want such a reference.)
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