Transsubjectivity

David Hitchcock

Abstract


I describe and evaluate Harald Wohlrapp’s proposal in The Concept of Argument that we should see reasonable argumentation as guided by the “principle of transsubjectivity ... that, beginning with my subjectivity, I put my actual ego up for consideration as well as heighten and transcend it by seeking to participate in a general human potential, which is only attainable by recognizing the subjectivity of the Other”, and thus as having a quasi-religious meaning.


Keywords


argumentation; framing; Harald Wohlrapp; reasonable argumentation; religion; subjectivity; transsubjectivity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22329/il.v37i3.4691

ISSN: 0824-2577