August 14, 2009

Truthfulness, rightness, and truth

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(1) Interestingly, functional fit is a special type of validity claim that Habermas (1987) uses in his two-level Lifeworld/System theory of modern society, wherein the consequences of action are deemed valid to the extent that they are a functional fit within the System aspect of society. The three primary validity claims included in his Formal Pragmatics and his Theory of Communicative Action—truthfulness, rightness, and truth—are associated with the Lifeworld aspect of society. As Habermas uses them, the three validity claims of the Lifeworld, which Wilber associates with the intentional-UL, cultural-LL, and behavioral-UR, represent a categorically different level of analysis than the one validity claim of the System, which Wilber associates with the social-LR.

In the forthcoming expanded version of this article, I will propose a place within Integral Praxiology for functional fit in relation to truthfulness, rightness, and truth that is consistent with Habermas’s Lifeworld/System theory of society, while still preserving what I regard as Wilber’s correct insight into the equal validity of all four quadrants at all levels of existence. Daniel O'Connor Integral Ventures, LLC Continued from Integral Praxiology: Introduction

My Integral Praxis emphasizes the three-fold practice of transparency, choice, and accountability
My Integral Practice Daniel O'Connor Integral Ventures, LLC In the context of personal development, an Integral Practice may be defined as an integrated set of developmental practices designed to enhance one's experience of life and support one's contribution to the world. Posted by Daniel O'Connor on August 13, 2009 Technorati Tags: , , , , , , [8:45 AM]

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