Communicative Action: Essays on Jurgen Habermas's The Theory of Communicative Action / Edition 1

Communicative Action: Essays on Jurgen Habermas's The Theory of Communicative Action / Edition 1

by Axel Honneth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262081962

ISBN-13: 9780262081962

Pub. Date: 02/28/1991

Publisher: MIT Press

These critical essays on Jürgen Habermas's major contribution to sociological theory, The Theory of Communicative Action, provide an indispensable guide for anyone trying to grasp that large, difficult, and important work.

The editors' introduction traces the history of the reception of the work and identifies the main themes on which discussion has

Overview

These critical essays on Jürgen Habermas's major contribution to sociological theory, The Theory of Communicative Action, provide an indispensable guide for anyone trying to grasp that large, difficult, and important work.

The editors' introduction traces the history of the reception of the work and identifies the main themes on which discussion has focused: a concept of communicative rationality; a theory of action based on distinguishing communicative from instrumental reason; a two-level concept of society that integrates lifeworld and system paradigms; and a critical theory of modernity meant to diagnose the sociopathologies of contemporary society.

Contributors: Jeffrey Alexander. Johann P. Arnason. Johannes Berger. Günter Dux. Jürgen Habermas. Hans Joas. Hans-Peter Krüger. Thomas McCarthy. Herbert Schnädelbach. Martin Seel. Charles Taylor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262081962
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
Edition description:
1st MIT Press ed
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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