Student Name Professor Name Course Name Date The Public Sphere by Jurgen Habermas The concept of the public sphere and its structural transformation has been discussed by Jurgen Habermas. The structural transformation of the public sphere can be understood to mean the transformation of institutions, political activity and the structure of governances and communicative structures in society. To understand the structural transformation of society it is basically necessary to understand the characteristics of the concept of public spheres, how it could differ from the private sphere and also how there are some elements of interdependency created between both. This essay basically attempts to analyze this idea as the philosopher presented it, and also explain in own thoughts on what Habermas would have meant by it. This paper in critically analyzing the concept of structural transformation of the public sphere by understanding the public private dichotomy argues that the public sphere [...]
You are to cite AT LEAST 2 SOURCES obtained from outside this course. This paper is NOT meant to be a complex research paper, but more of an analysis on the topic. For Philosophy papers, research is meant to support your own ideas and not form the basis of your work. However, learning what others think on your topic is very helpful, which is part of the reason I am requiring that you do it. Wikipedia is not an ideal source, but you may use it appropriately as a source, mostly for factual descriptions. You are to do an analysis on the readings we have done from Habermas, Burke, Kant, Mill, Locke, Rousseau, and Hume. You can write on one of two topics (choose ONE): Compare and contrast two or more philosophers’ viewpoint on the same concept, such as comparing the role of contracts in Locke and Rousseau. To do this, you must (1) clearly describe what concept you are examining, (2) state what each philosopher says on the concept, (3) explain how their views are similar and how they are different, and (4) discuss which philosopher you think has the better approach to the concept and why.