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2017 | 29/1 |

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Phenomenological-hermeneutic approach to communicative action as the normative foundation of democratic society

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This paper reflected on the need to address the problem of human co-existence and the need for ensuring that political instability is simply addressed. The normative foundation of human democratic society has never been on a solid bedrock due to human frailties. This paper seeks the need to address this human impasse from a more phenomenological and hermeneutical approach by using Habermas’s communicative theory as a normative foundation for addressing this global challenges. This paper therefore adopts a method of analysis, phenomenology and hermeneutics to address the democratic vision of human normative foundation of social order. This paper therefore concluded that communicative action serves as a prelude for the normative foundation of human democratic institution. Habermas’s contemporary political philosophy vis-à-vis his communicative theory could serve as an antidote for global order or social order.



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