MIT 3100 Mid-Term review
Week 1: The Public Sphere An Encyclopedia Article
An historical perspective what was before the public sphere
Fudel lords, and royalty represented the people and the land
Then the idea of Bourgeois of the public sphere
A space originating in coffee houses and open spaces where men of all classes
came together bracketing their differences to rationally discusses issues of public concern.
At the turn of the 19 century newspapers changed from conglomerations of news to the
bearers and leaders of public opinion.
Week 1: Corporate Rationalization and Discourse Democracy: Seeking Alternatives
David S. Allen
Moves etheical considerations to the margins. Ethics is seen increasingly as subjective
something that cannot be calculated or controlled.
Lifeworld and System world
- Lifeworld is where communicative action takes place. It is in the lifeworld that tradition,
culture, and languge are “intersubjectively shared” and communication is made possible.
Habermans argues that the system is organized through