Habermas and Pragmatism

Habermas and Pragmatism

by Mitchell Aboulafia, Myra Bookman, and Cathy Kemp
     
 

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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.

Habermas and

Overview

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

Acknowledgements


Introduction: Mitchell Aboulafia

Part I: Transcendentalism and Reason
1. Regarding the Relationship of Morality, Law and Democracy. On Habermas's Philosophy of Law (1992) from a Transcendental-pragmatic Point of View: Karl-Otto Apel
2. Vicissitudes of Transcendental Reason: Joseph Margolis
3. The Epistemological Promise of Pragmatism: Thomas Rockmore
4. Forming Competence: Habermas on Reconstructing Worlds and Context-Transcendent Reason: Myra Bookman

Part II: Law and Democracy
5. The Sirens of Pragmatism Versus the Priests of Proceduralism: Habermas and American Legal Reform: David Ingram
6. The Problem of Constitutional Interpretive Disagreement: Can ‘Discourses of Application' Help?: Frank I. Michelman
Part III: Language and Aesthetic Experience
7. Reconstructing the Fourth Dimension: A Deweyan Critique of Habermas's Conception of Communicative Action: Lenore Langsdorf
8. Habermas, Pragmatism and the Problem of Aesthetics: Richard Shusterman

Part IV: Comparative Studies
9. Is Objectivity Perspectival? A comparison of Brandom's and Habermas's pragmatist conceptions of objectivity: Christina Lafont
10. Habermas, Dewey and the Democratic Self: Sandra B. Rosenthal

Postscript
A. Response
B. Reflections on Pragmatism
C. “On Dewey's The Quest for a Certainty”
Jüaut;rgen Habermas

Index
Contributors


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