Chapter 2

Popular Cinema, Reflection, and Rational Reconstruction in Education

Reuben M. Castagno

Abstract

Habermas (1979) views the individual both as an autonomous speaker and as one participating among others within two worlds: the inner and outer. The unification of the inner and outer worlds of the speaker is made possible by the speaker’s discourse-centered act. Communicatively, the speaker has a first-person relation to his/her inner world, a third-person relation to the outer world; and most important a second-person relation to the social world of interaction. This triangulation provides the grounds for the speaker’s autonomy, for a meaningful communication among others, and the possibility of reflection in the form of rational reconstruction (Habermas, 1998).

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