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Ett rationellt samhälle för alla

Lindholm, Måns LU (2016) TLVK10 20152
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
This essay deals with the concept of rationality. More precisely how rationality is defined within the thoughts of the philosopher Jürgen Habermas and what consequenses this may have for different views of life.

By analyzing Habermas thoughts with the experiences obtained from a presumptionistic perspective the study takes form as a critical evaluation of Habermas outspoken pluralistic and accepting ideas.
The study is thus a critical and comparative litterature study based on the philosphical thoughts of Jürgen Habermas, as presented in his book Mellan naturalism och religion, given depth by the inclusion of the theory of presumptionism as expressed by the philosopher Mikael Stenmark. A positive side effect from this approach is the... (More)
This essay deals with the concept of rationality. More precisely how rationality is defined within the thoughts of the philosopher Jürgen Habermas and what consequenses this may have for different views of life.

By analyzing Habermas thoughts with the experiences obtained from a presumptionistic perspective the study takes form as a critical evaluation of Habermas outspoken pluralistic and accepting ideas.
The study is thus a critical and comparative litterature study based on the philosphical thoughts of Jürgen Habermas, as presented in his book Mellan naturalism och religion, given depth by the inclusion of the theory of presumptionism as expressed by the philosopher Mikael Stenmark. A positive side effect from this approach is the further elucidation of the presumptionism position. This also gives the study its comparative shape. The analysis examines three different questions and starts with the question about how to explain the term rationality. Second, it discusses how this definition will influence the notion of religion as something rational. Finally the implication of these different understandings in respect towards a pluralistic society are discussed.

The study finds that the two philosphical schools both have similarities and disagreements to each other. According to the analysis the presumptionistic theory to a greater extent succeeds in incorporating a variety of different views of life in the definition of rationality and considerate the human nature. This is particularly noticable in the case of religious claims for rationality. This could mean that the possibilities of a pluralistic society should be more convenient through a presumptionistic view. However these implications might be to far-fetched to apply to a society since the theory doesn’t really have any practical solutions to the existing problems in Habermas theory. Due to this Habermas theory, though not optimal, might be the least bad of the two when trying to organize a society. (Less)
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Lindholm, Måns LU
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TLVK10 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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rationality, pluralism, philosophy of religion, J. Habermas, M. Stenmark, presumptionism
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Swedish
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8566189
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  abstract     = {This essay deals with the concept of rationality. More precisely how rationality is defined within the thoughts of the philosopher Jürgen Habermas and what consequenses this may have for different views of life. 

By analyzing Habermas thoughts with the experiences obtained from a presumptionistic perspective the study takes form as a critical evaluation of Habermas outspoken pluralistic and accepting ideas. 
The study is thus a critical and comparative litterature study based on the philosphical thoughts of Jürgen Habermas, as presented in his book Mellan naturalism och religion, given depth by the inclusion of the theory of presumptionism as expressed by the philosopher Mikael Stenmark. A positive side effect from this approach is the further elucidation of the presumptionism position. This also gives the study its comparative shape. The analysis examines three different questions and starts with the question about how to explain the term rationality. Second, it discusses how this definition will influence the notion of religion as something rational. Finally the implication of these different understandings in respect towards a pluralistic society are discussed. 

The study finds that the two philosphical schools both have similarities and disagreements to each other. According to the analysis the presumptionistic theory to a greater extent succeeds in incorporating a variety of different views of life in the definition of rationality and considerate the human nature. This is particularly noticable in the case of religious claims for rationality. This could mean that the possibilities of a pluralistic society should be more convenient through a presumptionistic view. However these implications might be to far-fetched to apply to a society since the theory doesn’t really have any practical solutions to the existing problems in Habermas theory. Due to this Habermas theory, though not optimal, might be the least bad of the two when trying to organize a society.},
  author       = {Lindholm, Måns},
  keyword      = {rationality,pluralism,philosophy of religion,J. Habermas,M. Stenmark,presumptionism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett rationellt samhälle för alla},
  year         = {2016},
}