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Henriette Muxoll

Studenteropgave: Speciale


13 Abstract This project is initiated out of an interest for the new tasks introduced to soldiers in what is referred to as the New Wars. As there is a wish in the Danish political estab-lishment to join and fight such wars with the aim to implement democracy and re-build a society, the soldiers who are sent abroad in such missions have to engage in communicating with locals and civil authorities. They must work strategically when proposing new values to the various target groups. I seek to investigate how philosophical theory can serve as an analytical tool for the soldiers in their work with these target groups. Since an essential part of the job is to interact with the target groups, I have chosen to describe the difference between So-cial Contract Theory represented by Thomas Hobbes and Imannuel Kant and Inter-subjectivity and Communication Theory represented by Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel and Jürgen Habermas, stressing the meaning of the experience done through interactions and hence the individual and intersubjective formations. The issue investigated is theoretical as well as empirical and is based on a first per-son perspective. I conclude that 1. there is a communication problem as the interviewed soldiers do not relate to the tasks as described by the Danish Armed Forces and that 2. the in-troduced theories can be applied as a guideline in developing educational material for the soldiers, as it will supply them with concepts and concept definitions. This will help the soldiers in the process of reflecting and will also function as a common theoretical language for planning and evaluations.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2012
VejledereYngve Søndergaard


  • Anerkendelse, målgruppe, intersubjektivitetsteori, kommunikationsteori