File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2000/habermas.0005, message 29


Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 11:37:25 -0500
Subject: Re: HAB: Habermas as realist



Although I haven't finished reading it yet, the introduction to
Habermas's 1999 collection of essays "Truth and Justification" (in
German) is entitled "Realism after the Linguistic Turn".  There, and in
several other essays, Habermas acknowledges being influenced by Cristina
Lafont, particularly on the point that truth cannot be exhausted by
justification, no matter how idealized that justification is.  Lafont
studied extensively, by the way, with Habermas in Frankfurt, and taught
there for a time as well.

Joel Anderson
Department of Philosophy
Washington University,
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


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