Habermasian Ideal Speech: Dreaming the (Im)possible Dream

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Day, M. M.
Habermasian ideal speech; reality; ideality; gender specificity in speech; dreaming; creative visualisation; transformation; critical accounting pedagogy; critical accounting research; critical accounting practice
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In this paper I amplify Habermas's eclecticism, and draw on a variety of pedagogic, psychologic, philosophic, and feminist literature to explore and critique the Habermasian Ideal Speech Situation (ISS). I believe that ISS, as the intersection of various ontological positions, has implications for our daily practices, and I illustrate how these might be transformed. Thus, I am proclaiming ISS as an catalyst for reflexive considerations of our ontological positions, and for instigating transformative processes.