RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44493284 LA English T1 On the pragmatics of social interaction : preliminary studies in the theory of communicative action A1 Habermas, Jürgen., PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2001 SN 0262082888 9780262082884 AB "In these lectures and two additional essays, Habermas outlines an intersubjective approach to social theory that takes the concepts of meaning and communication to be central. In doing so, he situates his project relative to other influential accounts of how meaning is constituted, in particular those of Edmund Husserl, Wilfrid Sellars, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He examines the nature of social interaction and its connection to communication, developing a linguistic conception of convention and intentionality. He also offers an account of social and individual pathologies using the concept of systematically distorted communication. Taken together, these analyses contribute significantly to current debates in the philosophy of action and language."--Jacket.