Human ecology
Critical theory
Ideal speech situation

Communicative action theoretically requires an "ideal speech situation". The assumptions of this are that:

1. everyone with competence to speak and act is allowed to take part in discourse.
2. everyone allowed to question any assertation whatever, introduce any assertation into discourse, and express attitudes, desires and needs.
3. no speaker may be prevented by either internal or external coercion from exercising his rights as laid down in 1. or 2. (McGlade 1993)


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Created 4/2/00