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“Only Connect”: Between Morality and Ethics in Habermas’ Communication Theory


  • James Arnt Aune

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    1. Department of Communication, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234
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Habermas’ recent work on political communication reveals a distrust of persuasion and private judgment. His distinction, however, between ethical and moral questions opens up a space for localized, rhetorical deliberation within a universalized communicative morality.

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