This writing is an afterword to Jurgen Habermas’ essay „Interpretive Social Sciences vs. Hermeneutics” published in the present issue. Its aim is to trace the wider intellectual context of the text – originally a lecture –, and to make its place visible in the oeuvre. While doing this, specific attention is given to the preliminary and supplemental papers of The Theory of Communicative Action; and this writing is one (of the latest) of them.

Released: Replika 87, 85–91.