The political public sphere as the maintenance of order: convergence in Hannah Arendt and Jurgen Habermas



The Imaginary and Descartes’s Paradoxical Rationality
İbrahimhakkıoğlu, Fulden (2018-05-01)
The imaginary plays a distinctive role in Descartes’ writings. While its place is often articulated in negative terms (as that which is illusory or deceptive), it nonetheless serves as an important ground for the Cartesian project to unfold. Descartes’ search for clear and distinct ideas takes place through reason’s interplay with the imaginary. While its reliability as a source of knowledge is ultimately dismissed, the imaginary is that which is never truly mastered or overcome. It is a source of dread and...
Akkökler Karatekeli, Büşra; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2022-9)
This thesis investigates the concept of akrasia, with particular attention given to its sundry interpretations in the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics. In this inquiry, I argue that these philosophers agree on the lack of knowledge of the akratic person, while they differentiate from each other as to what this missing knowledge is. Irrespective of their rejection or acknowledgement of akrasia due to their conceptions of the soul, I argue that Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics share the common ...
The Possibilities and limitations of articulation and political subjectification mechanisms in Turkey
Akgün, Recep; Hoşgör, Hatice Ayşe; Department of Sociology (2018)
This thesis analyzes the articulation and political subjectifications in the contemporary radical popular and mass political experiences. It aims to respond how the radical contemporary popular and mass political experiences become possible and delimited. It indicates the theoretical and analytical limits of the universalist and essentialist perspectives. Also, it criticizes the perspectives that neglect the role of the agency and the local social and political conditions. Thus, it concentrates upon the Tur...
The anarchy of justice: Hesiod’s Chaos, Anaximander’s apeiron, and geometric thought
Grıffıth, James Edmond Carr (2022-04-01)
This article examines Hesiod’s Chaos and Anaximander’s apeiron individually and inrelation to each other through the frame of René Descartes’ notion of natural geometry andthrough bounds and limits in Euclid and Immanuel Kant. Thanks to this frame, it shows that, inhis poetic vision, Hesiod saw in Chaos the act of bounding such that different things can appearwhile, in his speculative vision, Anaximander saw in the apeiron the self-limiting limit ofbounded things, which is to say, time as distinct from the ...
The reward of unification: A realist reading of the predictive processing theory
Davoody Benı, Majıd (2018-01-01)
In a recent paper, Colombo and Wright (C & W for short) built on their neat assessment of the activity of mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic (DA) systems to argue that hierarchical predictive processing theory of the brain (PTB) is not the grand unifying theory that has been claimed by its advocates. To the contrary, they argued that the scientific practice is consistent with a pluralist reading (Colombo & Wright, 2016). Despite its reliance on solid experimental resources, C & W's defence of explanatory plural...
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F. Özçoban Üstüner, “The political public sphere as the maintenance of order: convergence in Hannah Arendt and Jurgen Habermas,” Bogazici Journal: Review of Social, Economic and Administrative Studies, pp. 29–51, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: