The Recent Work of Jurgen Habermas: Reason, Justice and Modernity / Edition 1

The Recent Work of Jurgen Habermas: Reason, Justice and Modernity / Edition 1

by Stephen K. White
     
 

Jürgen Habermas is one of the foremost philosophers and social theorists in the world today, but the complexity and breadth of his thought make him often difficult to understand. This book offers a clear, accessible, and reliable introduction to Habermas' work, particularly that which he has written in the 1970s and 1980s when new themes and directions have

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Jürgen Habermas is one of the foremost philosophers and social theorists in the world today, but the complexity and breadth of his thought make him often difficult to understand. This book offers a clear, accessible, and reliable introduction to Habermas' work, particularly that which he has written in the 1970s and 1980s when new themes and directions have emerged in his thought. The author explains the ideas that characterize Habermas' later work, locating them in the context of contemporary debates, and demonstrates how they constitute the beginnings of a coherent and distinctive new research program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521389594
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Rationality, social theory and political philosophy; 2. Action, rationality and normative discourse; 3. Justice and the foundations of communicative ethics; 4. Toward a minimal ethics and orientation for political theory; 5. Communicative reason, modernity and contemporary capitalism; 6. The two tasks of critical theory; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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