The Radical Choice and Moral Theory: Through Communicative Argumentation to Phenomenological Subjectivity
ISBN/ASIN: 9789401042239,9789401105019 | 1994 | English | pdf | 194/198 pages | 3.40 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Zhenming Zhai (auth.) | Edition: 1
In a crisp, original style the author approaches the crucial question of moral theory, the `is–ought' problem via communicative argumentation. Moving to the end of Habermas's conception of the communicative action, he introduces the concept of `radical choice' as the key to the transition from the descriptive to the normative. Phenomenological subjectivity of the intersubjective life-world is being vindicated as the `arch-value' of all derivative values, or the first principle for all normative precepts.
With exceptional acumen and mastery of the philosophical argument, the author — a young native Chinese lately trained in a Western university — delineates a fascinating route along which the philosophical question of justification raised in the analytic tradition can be answered on the basis of phenomenology.
A noteworthy contribution to the interplay between the Anglo–American and Continental schools of philosophy.