11.20.07 Tues - *Missing first 20 minutes of notes*...

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**Missing first 20 minutes of notes** Instrumental vs. Communicative Action Different aspects of “rational” action: ____________________________________________________________________ Action Orientation/Action situation | Oriented toward success | Oriented to | | reaching | | understanding | | _____________________________________________________|_______________ Nonsocial | Instrumental action | | | _____________________________|_______________________ |_______________ Social | Strategic Action | | | Communicative | | Action ____________________________ |_______________________ |_____________ **How do we know the difference between these kinds of actions?? Instrumental vs. Communicative Action Competent Speakers : “can fix themselves distinguish situations in which they are causally exerting an influence upon others from those in which they are coming to understand with them, and [they] know when their attempts have failed” (Habermas p.157) Not just “de facto” agreement or like-mindedness
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 314 taught by Professor Mische during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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11.20.07 Tues - *Missing first 20 minutes of notes*...

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