Sunday, February 20, 2005

Transcendental approach

“ . . . any transcendental approach, in the last analysis, precludes that there can be such thing as truthfulness to reality in the sense of postulated by philosophical realism. Correspondence theories of truth tend to hypostatise fact as entities in the world. It is the intention and inner logic of an epistemology reflecting upon the conditions of possible experience as such to uncover the objectivistic illusions of such a view” (Jürgen Habermas, A Postscript to Knowledge and Human Interests, Phil. Soc. Sci. 3(1973): 157-189, here, 180, emphasis retained).

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