Representation and Opinion (Koselleck, Habermas, Derrida)

Kirk Wetters

in The Opinion System

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229888
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235766 | DOI:
Representation and Opinion (Koselleck, Habermas, Derrida)

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This chapter connects the works of Koselleck, Habermas, and Derrida, to present a different negotiation of the problem of opinion and representation. It reveals that it may be possible to rationalize opinion into forms of positive law and public procedure, or its irrational potentials may first come into their own under the conditions of modern media and technology, or it may have been partially rationalized in a way that only counterproductively causes the public sphere to become increasing susceptibility to ideology.

Keywords: Koselleck; Habermas; Derrida; opinion; representation; laws; public procedure; media and technology; ideology

Chapter.  18043 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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