Jürgen Habermas. The New Digital Public Sphere

Author: Leonardo Ceppa


The digital public sphere creates a shortcut in the normative tension between what is and what ought to be. The digital public sphere fills the cognitive gap created by the democratic self-legislation founded on the distinction between private interest and public good. Due to the enduring absence of political regulation an increasing minority of us-ers recluse themselves among social media supporters that amplify the voice of those who dogmatically think alike.

Keywords: Habermas, public sphere, digital age, democracy

DOI: http://doi.org/10.13131/unipi/1724-451x/awe9-fj77

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Leonardo Ceppa has been Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Turin. He has translated texts from the old and new Frankfurt School, including Horkheimer, Taccuini [1988] and Habermas, Fatti e norme [Laterza 2013]. He is the Author of: Schopenhauer diseducatore [1983], the Prefazione to Adorno’s Minima moralia [1991], the Postfazione to Habermas’s L’inclusione dell’altro [1998], the collection Il diritto della modernità [2011] and the monograph Habermas. Le radici religiose del moderno [2017].

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