Habermas and Aesthetics: The Limits of Communicative Action

Habermas and Aesthetics: The Limits of Communicative Action

by Pieter Duvenage


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745631202
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2003
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Pieter Duvenage is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa.

Table of Contents




Part I: Habermas And Aesthetics: The First Phase:.

1. Initial Influences And Themes In Habermas's Work.

2. The Public Sphere And The Role Of Art.

3. The Decline Of The Public Sphere.

4. Towards A Normative And Rational Public Sphere.

5. An Aesthetics Of Redemption: Habermas's Benjamin Essay.

6. Habermas's Early Reflections On Aesthetics.

Part II: Habermas And The Legacy Of Aesthetics In CriticalTheory:.

7. The Initial Research Programme Of Critical Theory.

8. Society As The Result Of Instrumental Reason.

9. Adorno: Instrumental Reason And Aesthetics.

10. The Outer Circle And The Benjaminian Alternative.

11. Summary.

Part III: Habermas And Aesthetics: The Second Phase:.

12. The Theory Of Communicative Action And Rationality.

13. The Theory Of Societal Rationalization.

14. The Aesthetic Implications Of Communicative Reason.

15. Three Case Studies: Schiller, Hegel And Heine.

16. Recapitulation: Habermas And The Fate Of Aesthetics.

Part IV: The Second Phase Continues:The PostmodernChallenge:.

17. Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Anti-Discourse Of Modernity.

18. Art And Ontology: Heidegger.

19. On Philosophy And Literature: Derrida.

20. Postmodernity And Genealogy: Bataille And Foucault.

21. A Postmodern Critique Of Habermas’s Aesthetics.

22. Summary.

Part V: Critical Perspectives On Habermas'sAesthetics:.

23. The Role Of Aesthetics In Communicative Reason.

24. Habermas And The De-Linguistification Of (Inner) Nature.

25. The Role Of Aesthetics In Social Rationalization.

26. Reading Adorno After Habermas.

27. Critical Summary.

Part VI: The Reciprocity Of World Disclosure And DiscursiveLanguage:.

28. Truth As Aesthetic World Disclosure: Heidegger.

29. Truth As Rational Discursiveness: Habermas.

30. The Road Beyond: Art As Communicative Experience.

31. The Political And Moral Implications Of WorldDisclosure.




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