¿Teoría crítica o inmunización del sistema? Acerca de la dicotomía habermasiana entre sistema y mundo de la vida

Tópicos: Revista de Filosofía 56:311-337 (2018)
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The article presents the sources and definitions of the concepts «system» and «lifeworld», emphasizing how the colonization of the lifeworld by the system appears as a pathological process, in the presence of which a critical stance must be maintained. Facing the increase of the systemic complexity, it is necessary to ensure the symbolic reproduction of the lifeworld through communicative action. Although we share with Habermas the meaning of his critique of the colonization, we present some objections to the dichotomous opposition of both spheres, inasmuch as it confers the economical and administrative systems with an ontological status that ultimately safeguards them from any possible critique.

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Marina Garcia-Granero
Universitat de Valencia
Cesar Ortega Esquembre
University of Valencia


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