Public Discourse: Creating the Conditions for Dialogue Concerning the Common Good in a Postmodern Heterogeneous Democracy
Author: Geren, P.R.
Source: Studies in Philosophy and Education, Volume 20, Number 3, May 2001 , pp. 191-199(9)
Abstract:This paper offers a philosophical `history' of the nature of `public discourse' – a basic element of human rights. It begins with Enlightenment views from Condorcet and Jefferson, turns to Dewey, and then to Habermas. Over a couple of centuries not only does the central character of discourse change but so too does the definition of a public person.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Clinical and Professional Studies, Augusta State University, Augusta, USA (E-mail: email@example.com)
Publication date: May 1, 2001