The Public Sphere↑

What is the public sphere

Jurgen Habermas

If you do a search on this topic one of the first names you are going to come across is Jurgen Habermas. He has made a major contribution to a number of fields through his articulation of this concept. In later days I am sure I will write more on that.

Where do you express your ideas and thoughts? Where do others express theirs?

When do you feel like you are being confronted with more of someone’s beliefs than you ought to be? What happens that makes you go “ah, no! That isn’t right. They shouldn’t be allowed to do that here”?

When thinking about the freedom of personal expression I often hear:

“Your freedom to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.”

Where does your nose begin?  


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