Jürgen Habermas's Theory of Communicative Rationality and its Applications to Certain Psychological Issues



This paper aims to provide a systematic description of Jurgen Habermas's theory of communicative rationality, explains its main concepts and refers to several important psychological issues discussed by Habermas, with regard to their place in the general structure of the current theory: decentered worldview development, development of personality as a social being, individualisation.

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Keywords: intersubjectivity, mutual understanding, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, commu nicative action, Frankfurt school of critical theory.

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

Article type: review article

For citation: Shachin S.V. Jürgen Habermas's Theory of Communicative Rationality and its Applications to Certain Psychological Issues. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2012. Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 34–46. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Svyatoslav V. Shachin, PhD in Philosophy, Associate professor at the Chair of Philosophy, Murmansk State Humanities University, Murmansk, Russia, e-mail: s_shachin@mail.ru



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