TITLE

Seeking Intersubjective Insight: Comments on William Rehg's Insight and Solidarity

AUTHOR(S)
Chambers, Simone
PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
Human Studies;2002, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p397
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author seeks an intersubjective insight into philosopher William Rehg's book "Inside and Solidarity". The author says that he missed a very great opportunity in not reading the book earlier. He missed the opportunity to engage in what Rehg calls "intersubjective insight." His first gut reaction to the book was based on the assumption that if it indeed contained the strong arguments that people said it contained, then this would undermine his confidence in his own arguments. Rehg points out that it is often the other way around: doubt results from insulating oneself from possible counter-arguments rather than confronting those arguments head on. Confidence in his arguments is not a matter of deep, but essentially monological thought. Rather, it involves a process that takes place in the intersubjective spaces where arguments, reasons, answers, and questions meet. Confronting and engaging other people's ideas is to participate in rational cognition. The author is happy that he now has the opportunity to pursue intersubjective insight in a dialogue with William Rehg and his important book. He says that he has no deep or serious quarrels with Rehg, however. Instead, he plans to raise what might be called residual puzzles. There are a few things about discourse ethics that he has yet to clearly sort out in his head.
ACCESSION #
7561740

 

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