File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2000/habermas.0005, message 28


Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 08:22:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: HAB: Habermas & Bourdieu



--- Jeremias Blaser <Jeremias.Blaser-AT-iepi.unil.ch> wrote:

> I wouldn't 
> go so far to say that "objectivity" is Bourdieu's main concept
> given 
> the fact that all his research tries to go beyond the opposition of
> 
> subjectivity and objectivity; structure and agent. I guess he found
> 
> an intelligent answer to those problems with the concept of
> "habitus" 
> even though I am not sure that it really solves the problem 
> completely. But as long as the alternative is Habermas' concept of 
> "intersubjectivity" I prefer to work with the habitus concept which
> 
> seems to be more useful for empirical research.
> 

Please say more about the notion of habitus. The correlate notion for
Habermas is lifeworld, which has an embodied, temporal, and scenic
character.

Gary

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