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Title: Osservazioni sul concetto di “pratica discorsiva autonoma” in Robert Brandom
Authors: Giovagnoli, Raffaela
Keywords: autonomus discursive practice
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Raffaela Giovagnoli, "Osservazioni sul concetto di “pratica discorsiva autonoma” in Robert Brandom", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, X (2008) 1, pp. 223-235.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
X (2008) 1
Abstract: The present contribution aims to establish a connection between the notion of “autonomous discursive practice” recently introduced by Robert Brandom and the notion of personal autonomy. The Locke Lectures underscore some central points to be considered in this context. (1) There are basic capacities which ground human rationality and are sufficient to develop an autonomous discursive practice. (2) These capacities are not logical in a formal sense but reveal a notion of material incompatibility that allow the agents to recognize and rectify doxastic commitments as well as practical commitments. (3) The practice of recognition and rectification of commitments implies a social dimension because only through the undertaking of specific deontic attitudes in intersubjective contexts of justification we can isolate the complete structure of expressive rationality. We need both the objective pole (modal vocabulary) and the subjective pole (normative vocabulary). My conclusion is that the Brandomian analysis of autonomous linguistic practice puts to much emphasis on the recognition of contents according to modal vocabulary. Moreover, personal autonomy requires the consideration of the role of the deontic attitudes in the practices of justification of our validity claims.
ISSN: 1825-5167
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