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During this vital and hugely unique e-book, position, commonality and judgment give you the framework during which works relevant to the Greek philosophical and literary culture are usefully positioned and reinterpreted. Greek existence, it may be argued, was once outlined through the interconnection of position, commonality and judgment.
In seinen neueren Veröffentlichungen tritt Jürgen Habermas immer wieder als prominenter Kritiker von Naturalismus und Szientismus auf. Er will die kommunikative Vernunft vor ihrer Reduktion auf die instrumentelle bewahren, ohne dabei hinter die Voraussetzungen dessen zurückzufallen, used to be er nachmetaphysisches Denken nennt.
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Rousseau enumerates the great advantages man gains ‘in return’ while depriving himself of several advantages endowed by nature. ’12 This impressive list of advantages should justify men’s choice to alienate their freedom. They do it for their own utility, Rousseau writes, and this list is meant to make us understand why. Instead of their natural liberty men gain political and moral freedom, and their simple possessions become legalized. This choice, so it seems, is a reasonable one, based on a principle of ‘greater good’.
Cited by Benjamin in Thesis XIII. 7. Walter Benjamin, ‘Paralipomena to “On the Concept of History”’, trans. Edmund Jephcott and Howard Eiland, in Selected Writings, Volume 4: 1938–1940, ed. Howard Eiland and Michael W Jennings, Belknap, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA and London, 2003, pp. 401–11; p. 402. 8. Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project, trans. Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin, ed. Rolf Tiedemann, Belknap, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA and London, 1999, Konvolut N8,1, p.
The Jacobins, she wrote, did not share with the Girondins their concern for forms of governance, institutions and constitutions. Instead, they trusted the natural benevolence of class. 9 Nevertheless, in spite of de Gouges’s explicit criticism of the place and role Rousseau assigns to women, and in spite of the distance she wished to create between his works and hers, she would have contested Arendt’s criticism of Rousseau had she read it. In one of de Gouges’s piercing texts against Robespierre, she criticized him for trying to rule through ignorance, chiding him for his attitude towards philosophers: ‘Tell me Maximillian’, she wrote in a pamphlet in November 1792, ‘why, in the convention, were you so wary of intellectuals?