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The Sorcerer

There are few figures in history that are at once as mysterious, nefarious and intriguing as Dr John Dee, mathematician and astrologer to two Tudor Queens of England. 833 more words

Legend

Jürgen Habermas, Guardian of Mystical 'Rationality' - Part Five

Jane Braaten made the excellent criticism of Habermas (one which should be applied to philosophers generally) that Habermas limited his ‘critique of reason to a theory of justification, rather than the content of that theory.’1 Consonant with Lloyd’s analysis of the Man of Reason, feminists have charged Habermas with a failure to theorise gender (Jean Cohen and Nancy Fraser, Seyla Benhabib).2 Again consonant with the male/female, reason/emotion dualisms of this model, feminists have critiqued Habermas for a silence regarding the expressive aspect of communication.3 Johnson unknowingly approves the Böhmean influence on Habermas’s communicative theory of rationality.4… 898 more words

Philosophy

Jürgen Habermas, Guardian of Mystical 'Rationality' - Part Four

Habermas wrote that radical contextualism itself thrives on a negative metaphysics1 and that it may be appropriate to do philosophy in the mode, but only in the mode of negative theology.2 In this Habermas is being disingenuous. 1,089 more words

Philosophy

Jürgen Habermas, Guardian of Mystical 'Rationality' - Part Three

Meehan encapsulates Habermas’s theory of communicative reason: ‘(When subjects employ communicative reason they can) distance themselves from particular roles and recognise that all roles are structured by shared social norms. 849 more words

Philosophy

Jürgen Habermas, Guardian of Mystical 'Rationality' - Part Two

Habermas fails to understand and denies the living relationship between concepts, language and the world. Neither concepts and language, if they are to be relevant, can be imposed arbitrarily on the world, rather they develop… 1,180 more words

Mysticism

Jürgen Habermas, Guardian of Mystical 'Rationality'

‘I would not object to the claim that my conception of language and of communicative action oriented toward mutual understanding nourishes itself from the legacy of Christianity. 1,205 more words

Philosophy

Greycoats: Uncovering the way of Mercury

In 1939 we pulled a fire from the sky
In 1939 we pulled a fire from the sky
We just got so tired of waiting for heaven… 86 more words

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