Mimesis and Reason : Habermas's Political Philosophy

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  • Copyright: 2012-07-02
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Excavates the experiential structure of Habermas's communicative action.

Author Biography

Gregg Daniel Miller is Lecturer at the University of Washington.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Reason and Mimesisp. 9
The Postmetaphysical Condition of Reasonp. 10
Mimesisp. 14
Mimesis Against Disenchantmentp. 20
Mimesis as Re-Enchantment?p. 28
Toward a Reconstruction of Communicative Actionp. 33
Mimesis in Communicative Action: Habermas and Platop. 35
Modernity and its Anti-Mimetic Cogitop. 36
Divine Mimesisp. 41
Prosaic Mimesisp. 49
Poetic Mimesisp. 53
The Manner of Mimesisp. 56
The Grammar of Mimesisp. 60
Toward the Affective Bond of Understandingp. 63
The Subject in Communicative Action: Habermas and George Herbert Meadp. 69
Two Phases of the Self: I and Mep. 71
The Individuated Selfp. 76
From Play to Gamep. 81
From Image to Symbolp. 86
I the Artistp. 90
Mead's Anti-mimesisp. 94
Habermas's Intersubjective Egop. 100
The Experience of Mimesis: Habermas and Walter Benjaminp. 109
Weberian Pneumap. 113
Experiencep. 115
Lament for Experience (Erfabrung) Lostp. 117
Shock and Wisdom in Postauratic Experiencep. 121
Postauratic Experience as Mimesis in Languagep. 124
Habermas's Benjaminian Experiencep. 129
Conclusionsp. 135
Coda: Habermas and the Affective Bond of Understandingp. 137
Notesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 183
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