The Cambridge Companion to Habermas

The Cambridge Companion to Habermas

by Stephen K. White
     
 

In examining the historical and intellectual contexts out of which Habermas' work emerged, this volume offers an overview of his main ideas, including his relationship to Marx and the Frankfurt School of critical theory, as well as his unique contributions to the philosophy of social science. See more details below

Overview

In examining the historical and intellectual contexts out of which Habermas' work emerged, this volume offers an overview of his main ideas, including his relationship to Marx and the Frankfurt School of critical theory, as well as his unique contributions to the philosophy of social science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521441209
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Reason, modernity and democracy3
2Identity and difference in the ethical positions of Adorno and Habermas19
3What's left of Marx?46
4Universalism and the situated critic67
5Critical theory as a research program97
6Communicative rationality and cultural values120
7Practical discourse and communicative ethics143
8The self in discursive democracy167
9Democracy and the Rechtsstaat: Habermas's Faktizitat und Geltung201
10Discourse and democratic practices233
11Habermas's significant other263
12The other of justice: Habermas and the ethical challenge of postmodernism289
Select bibliography325
Index341

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