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In his falsificationism theories and basic statements are in principle mutually criticizable, so there is no fixed and immovable foundation to support a justificationistic tendency.
The "spellbinding power of the holy is sublimated into the binding/ bonding force of criticizable validity claims".
Such operations, claimed Chairman Richard Austin of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, "lays us open to the apparent undesirable charge that the action is not justified by the demand for credit but for some other purpose, it may be for boosting business, making a market for securities, o r some other equally criticizable cause that certainly will come back to plague us" (quoted in Chandler, 1971, p.
Benhabib, supra note 41, at 238; see also JURGEN HABERMAS, BETWEEN FACTS AND NORMS: CONTRIBUTIONS TO A DISCOURSE THEORY OF LAW AND DEMOCRACY 25 (1996) ("Naturally, in the course of social evolution the risk of dissension increases with the scope for taking yes/no positions on criticizable validity claims.
For example, the production of criticizable validity claims is thought to be an important aspect of MAPs (Letiche & Schouten, 2000).
Third, Popper's discourse encourages responsiveness in dialogues by encouraging direct criticism of theories, and requiring theories to be stated in a criticizable form.
By contras t, Habermas argues that the validity claims we necessarily raise in communicative action, just insofar as they are criticizable and so demand defense, press us to justify our commitments through discourse.
As soon as one component of this naively known and pre-reflexive background is transformed into the semantic content of a verbal utterance, the certainties enter the conditions of criticizable knowledge: They may become subject to dissent.
He concluded that religious study must be intersubjectively criticizable as the sciences are, rather than fidiestic, in order to progress.
So from a modern 'Newtonian' point of view, Newton is clearly criticizable on this account.