Husserl, Wittgenstein, Apel: Communicative Expectations and Communicative Reality

Andrey Pavlenko


The article’s first part Communicative Expectations analyses the main points of
the “communicative program” (CP) developed by E.Husserl, L.Wittgenstein and
K.O.Apel, who set serious hopes on “communication” in epistemological

The second part Communicative Reality offers an analytical model, aimed at
examination of “validity” of notions and propositions as an inalienable
presupposition of communication. With this aim a differentiation between the
“factual epistemological validity-I” and the “analytical epistemological
validity-II” is made. The first is justified deductively, while the second –
inductively. CP is founded on the validity-I. It is shown that an attempt to
justify validity in the frames of CP leads to a vicious circle.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; communication; intersubjectivity; vicious circle; justification; knowledge

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