Reason and the emancipation of society: a study on Jürgen Habermas and the theory of knowledge in critical theory

Çiğdem, Ahmet


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One of the ways in which the post-truth era affects architecture is the question of communication and exchange. Architecture does not translate into tangible and objective forms with ease. The discipline is susceptible to losing value, depth, and truth in being subjected to measurement and judgment standards. The post-truth era is entangled with the problem of communication in architecture. It brings about a wholesale-like environment for the processes of exchange and communication, where universal standard...
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In this dissertation, I attempt to present a critical dialogue between Immanuel Kant and Martin Heidegger in terms of time. Heidegger sees his own project of the interpretation of Critique of Pure Reason as a retrieval (Wiederholung) of the problem of the ground laying of metaphysics. I do aim at furthering the dialogue first by basing my reading on the way that Heidegger interprets Kant and second by tracing what Heidegger should have thought within the relevant context. In this regard, my project is to pu...
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Freedom in the social context: the positions of Aristotle and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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This thesis aims at examining and comparing the concept of freedom in the social context from the viewpoints of Aristotle (384–322 BC) and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). In order to do that, Aristotle’s ideas on slavery, the position of women in city-state, freedom of citizens, and democracy are emphasized for his position; and Rousseau’s ideas on state of nature, social contract theory, and ideal education are stressed on for his position. As both Aristotle and Rousseau mainly seek for an ideal system ...
Citation Formats
A. Çiğdem, “Reason and the emancipation of society: a study on Jürgen Habermas and the theory of knowledge in critical theory,” Middle East Technical University, 1988.