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This wiki aims to implement basic norms of discourse ethics:
- no party affected by what is being discussed should be excluded from the discourse (the requirement of generality)
- all participants should have equal possibility to present and criticize validity claims in the process of discourse (autonomy)
- participants should be willing and able to empathize with each other's validity claims (ideal role taking)
- existing power differences between participants should be minimized such that these differences have little effect on the creation of consensus (power neutrality)
- participants should openly explain their goals and intentions and in this connection desist from strategic action (transparency)
Few people believe that these norms are actually attainable in the real world. But they do serve as goals for this wiki, and the editors and community will try to enforce them. If readers or writers feel something in this wiki violates these norms, please say so on the discussion pages and/or let the editors know. Thanks.
- ↑ cf. Jurgen Habermas, Justification and Application: Remarks on Discourse Ethics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 1993) at 31; Bent Flyvbjerg, Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2001) at 91.