Response Papers: These are short essay-style papers responding to a set of questions related to the reading for the particular class session. All papers should be typed and should be two-three (2-3) pages. Please make sure you use 12 point font, Times New Roman, and standard margins. Papers will be evaluated on: 1) demonstration that reading has been completed, 2) application of concepts and ideas, 3) clarity of writing.
Reading Response 4- Habermas, Perelman, and Olbrechts-Tyteca
1) What faults do Habermas, Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca have with more modern scientific modes of rationality? What do they think are the solutions to these problems?
2) Lets assume that you are going to give a presentation on a comparison between Habermas and Perelman/Olbrechts-Tyteca, how would you change your presentation style based on this class being your audience?
3) Habermas believes that in order to create a just and moral society we ought to constantly question things we assume are true and safe in our society. He had several worries in his era but what assumptions do you think we ought to analyze in our society today?