Cristina Lafont Among all the similarities and differences that immediately strike a reader of Brandom's and Habermas's approaches to communicative practices, those related to the conception of objectivity that both entail probablyare the most intricate and hardest to establish. This is so not, as it happens in other cases, because they are too dissimilar to be compared, but rather the exact opposite. In some respects they are virtually identical, but in others almost directly opposed. Thus, it is not completely clear in advance whether the differences between them are merely stylistic or more substantive. But, given the central role that the conception of objectivity plays in both enterprises, the mere attempt to shed some light on this issue seems to require first a perfect mapping of the differences and overlaps between both approaches. Since I do not intend to offer such a mapping in what follows, my attempt to explore the issue of possible substantial disagreements between both conceptions of objectivity is just a first approximation that does not aim to exhaust any of the possible answers.
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