Critical Hermeneutics: A Study in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jurgen Habermas

Critical Hermeneutics: A Study in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jurgen Habermas

by John B. Thompson, J. B. Thompson
     
 

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A comparative critique of ordinary language philosophy, hermeneutics and critical theory.See more details below

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A comparative critique of ordinary language philosophy, hermeneutics and critical theory.

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'John B. Thompson has made an invaluable contribution to current debate in the philosophy of the human sciences … Dr Thompson not only provides a lucid account of three partly convergent ways of treating the relationship between language, action and the world, but lays the critical foundation for his own approach, which he calls 'critical hermeneutics' … He is careful in his exposition and succinct in his criticism of Ricoeur and Habermas as well as the Wittgensteinians.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'John Thompson has produced two books that, it may be hoped, will continue the upsurge of interest in Ricoeur's work … Placing Ricoeur in context with the more familiar ordinary language philosophy and critical theory of Habermas allows Thompson both to make Ricoeur's work more accessible, and to outline a general problematic in social science, within which to establish his own 'critical hermeneutics” … While Thompson's relationship to critical theory remains ambiguous at times, he still puts forward an exciting programme. Its application in a concrete study of ideology, which Thompson promises, should prove a highly fruitful inquiry.' Sociology

'Thompson pursues Ricoeur's central questions with great rigour and imagination.' Political Studies

'A magnificently organized and cogently argued work, one that constitutes a thematic account of important movements in contemporary philosophy and actively engages these movements in a philosophical manner that forces the reader into a dialogue with the author.' Heythrop Journal

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ISBN-13:
9780521276665
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/21/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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