Habermas and Pragmatism

Habermas and Pragmatism

by Mitchell Aboulafia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415234581

ISBN-13: 9780415234580

Pub. Date: 05/31/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Jüaut;rgen Habermas is one of the most important thinkers of this century. His work has been highly influential not only in philosophy, but particularly in the fields of politics, sociology and law. This is the first collection that explores the connections between his body of work and North America's biggest philosophical movement, pragmatism.

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Jüaut;rgen Habermas is one of the most important thinkers of this century. His work has been highly influential not only in philosophy, but particularly in the fields of politics, sociology and law. This is the first collection that explores the connections between his body of work and North America's biggest philosophical movement, pragmatism.

Habermas and Pragmatism investigates the influences of pragmatism on Habermas' thought in a collection of stellar essays with contributions by Habermas himself, leading representatives of pragmatism, as well as critical and legal theorists. The essays cover a range of subjects including philosophy of language, democracy, nature of rationality and social theory as well as the relation of major figures such as Hegel, Pierce, Mead and Dewey to Habermas and pragmatism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415234580
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/2002
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Transcendentalism and reason15
1Regarding the relationship of morality, law and democracy: on Habermas's Philosophy of Law (1922) from a transcendental-pragmatic point of view17
2Vicissitudes of transcendental reason31
3The epistemological promise of pragmatism47
4Forming competence: Habermas on reconstructing worlds and context-transcendent reason65
Pt. IILaw and democracy81
5The sirens of pragmatism versus the priests of proceduralism: Habermas and American Legal Realism83
6The problem of constitutional interpretive disagreement: can "discourses of application" help?113
Pt. IIILanguage and aesthetic experience139
7Reconstructing the fourth dimension: a Deweyan critique of Habermas's conception of communicative action141
8Habermas, pragmatism, and the problem of aesthetics165
Pt. IVComparative studies183
9Is Objectivity perspectival? Reflexions on Brandom's and Habermas's pragmatist conceptions of objectivity185
10Habermas, Dewey, and the democratic self210
Postscript: some concluding remarks223
Response223
Reflections on pragmatism225
On John Dewey's The Quest for Certainty229
Index234

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