File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2000/habermas.0004, message 5

Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 12:42:12 -0700
Subject: Re: HAB: "Performative auto-contradiction principle in Apel"

Dear Isabel:

The place to look in is my two volume collection of Karl-Otto Apel's essays.
__Selected Essays__, 2 vls Edited by Eduardo Mendieta (Atlantic Highlands:
Humanities Press, 1994-1996). In the index to these volumes i pointed out
there is a discussions of this central theme. But more especifically, in the
essay "The Challenge of a Totalizing Critique of Reason and the Program of a
Philosphical Theory of Rationality Types" in Volume two has one of the most
important discussions of the consequences of Apel's theory of performative

In the recently released selection From a Transcendental-Semiotic Point of
(Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1998), in the index you
will find more references.

And, finally, in Apel's most recent collection of essays __Auseindersetzungen.
In Erprobung des Transzendentalischen Ansatzes__(Franfkurt am Main: Suhrkamp,
1998), you will find the most recent discussion. Fourtunately, and strangely,
this volume does have an 861, has the entry "Selbswiderspruch,
pragmatischer (performativer) with a list of a about 40 pages where the
term is
discussed and defined.

At 05:04 PM 4/6/00 +0100, you wrote: 
> Hello!
> Anyone knows where can I find, in the work of Karl - Otto Apel, a sistematic
> defense or explanation about Apel`s concept of " the principle of
> performative auto-contradiction" ?
> I will be very pleased if someone could answer,
> Best wishes for everybody,
> Isabel Morgado

Eduardo Mendieta
Assistant Professor
Philosophy Department
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Tel: (415) 422-6313
Fax: (415) 422-2346


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