Ritual and sincerity/authenticity
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I don't suppose that the issue relates to Habermas directly, but the issue of genuineness in the validity basis of speech *is* directly informed by attending to issues of sincerity and authenticity.
For my part, I think of genuineness as a presentational matter of perception (a matter of showing), sincerity as the intentional (or self-representational) aspect of perceivable genuineness, and authenticity as the general existential basis of (or capability for) presentational credibility.
I haven't yet seen the P&SC issue, but the difference between sincerity/genuineness and authenticity is quite real, like the difference between living a life and acting relative to present, scenic concerns are different.
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