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Names-of-the-Father: Zizek’s Return to Lacan’s Return to Freud
In Ecrits, Lacan often characterizes Frued’s work as posing, the question, what is a father? The question ought not to be interpreted as some question of gender roles and norms, rather, it address the very operations of ...
Afterword and Afterward
Co-authoring Speech Genres: A Bakhtinian Approach to Mutually Recognitive Dialogue
In his theory of communicative action, Habermas posits that language is a fundamentally intersubjective tool used for the activity of reaching mutual understanding. Interlocutors assume the freedom to question claims ...
Habermas's Discourse Ethics provides the most hospitable, democratically-oriented platform for considering individual, legal moral rights. This theory has social requirements that had to be met-namely, a robust educational ...
Philosophy of Language
Medina's final chapter in relation to Althusser, Bourdieu and Butler reveals a poignant point in regard to the intensity of identity formation and social power. Medina schematically presents the work of these thinkers ...
Recognition & Identity
Habermas has clearly overshot the important, even prelinguistic, foundation of identity development by focusing on linguistic communication. Honneth locates the right concept in recognition and the “undamaged identities” ...
Selfhood and Stories: Narrative Conceptions of Identity and Agency
David Carr, Paul Ricoeur, and Robert Pippin represent a spectrum of narrative conceptions of identity. On one end, Carr offers a highly individualistic model of agency. On the other end, Pippin offers a radically socially ...