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Habermas [electronic resource] : a guide for the perplexed / Lasse Thomassen.

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780826487667Series: Guides for the Perplexed SPublication details: London : Continuum, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9781441195159
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification:
  • 193 22
LOC classification:
  • B3258.H324 T46 2010
Online resources: Available additional physical forms:
  • Also available in printed form.
Contents:
Summary: Jurgen Habermas is one of the most important contemporary philosophers and theorists of society. The author of over forty works, including the seminal Theory of Communicative Action, his work has ranged across critical theory, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, the philosophy of science, citizenship and democracy, religion and psychoanalysis, forging new paradigms and engaging with other key thinkers. All students and teachers of contemporary Continental thought need to understand Habermas's major contributions to philosophy and critical theory. Habermas: A Guide for the Perplexed is the ideal starting point for anyone studying Habermas, and an invaluable companion text to any course of study that includes his work. It follows Habermas's critical and philosophical project through all four stages of its development - the philosophical anthropological; the historical materialist; the linguistic turn; deliberative democracy and the rule of law - building up a complete overview of his work, and offering close and incisive analysis throughout. All Habermas's major publications, including The Theory of Communicative Action, are covered in detail. The book concludes with an assessment of Habermas's contribution to philosophy and critical theory.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Towards a critical theory of society -- The public sphere -- Communicative action and reason -- Discourse ethics -- Deliberative democracy -- The new political constellation.

Jurgen Habermas is one of the most important contemporary philosophers and theorists of society. The author of over forty works, including the seminal Theory of Communicative Action, his work has ranged across critical theory, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, the philosophy of science, citizenship and democracy, religion and psychoanalysis, forging new paradigms and engaging with other key thinkers. All students and teachers of contemporary Continental thought need to understand Habermas's major contributions to philosophy and critical theory. Habermas: A Guide for the Perplexed is the ideal starting point for anyone studying Habermas, and an invaluable companion text to any course of study that includes his work. It follows Habermas's critical and philosophical project through all four stages of its development - the philosophical anthropological; the historical materialist; the linguistic turn; deliberative democracy and the rule of law - building up a complete overview of his work, and offering close and incisive analysis throughout. All Habermas's major publications, including The Theory of Communicative Action, are covered in detail. The book concludes with an assessment of Habermas's contribution to philosophy and critical theory.

Also available in printed form.

Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.