Post-Week 2 CECS 6010

Still not sure what this calls is all about. I know that Dr Warren has a strong beleif in Jurgen Habermas and might consider himself a disciple of sorts. I did learn what LTCA stands for Learning and Teaching as a Communicative Action and defines four categories: Normative – Strategic – Constative – Dramaturgical.

Reading through Habermas – I conclued he is a rational reconstructionist – which means to translate intutive knowledge into a logical form and puts meanings into language. I also learned about pragmatics. It is a subfield of linguistics which studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning. Speech acts is another new concept- promising, ordering, greeting, warning, inviting, congratulating, etc.

Logical positivism tests to see if sience is involved – it is either true or false. Ontology and metaphysics is non-science. As I read through Habermas, I had to constantly do a google search on the various people that he referenced.

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