Habermas' "Species ethics", and the limits of "Formal anthropology"

Autor(en): Varga, S.
Stichwörter: Axel Honneth"; Formal Anthropology"; Jürgen Habermas"; Species Ethics"
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Journal: Critical Horizons
Volumen: 12
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 71
Seitenende: 89
This article seeks to defend two claims: First, that universalist ethics in Habermas and Rawls cannot function without some recourse to the good Life, or human well-being. Second, that such ethical reflection must involve formal anthropological considerations. In other words, it must involve a consideration of the good that also encompasses reflection on what we are as humans. As an example, the paper draws on Habermas' recent thoughts on "species- ethics". I will argue that "species ethics" needs to be substantiated and expanded with the help of an "anthropology of recognition". © Equinox Publishing Ltd 2011.
ISSN: 14409917
DOI: 10.1558/crit.v12i1.71
Externe URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-79959675438&doi=10.1558%2fcrit.v12i1.71&partnerID=40&md5=0b45cbaa1ee4b4c42b6463b3c6969846

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