Habermas: A Critical Introduction
Polity, 14 jul. 2009 - 240 pagina's
This new edition of a well-regarded book provides a concise andexceptionally clear introduction to Habermas’s work, from hisearly writings on the public sphere, through his work on law andthe state, to his more recent discussion of science, religion andcontemporary Europe. Outhwaite examines all of Habermas’smajor works and steers a steady course through the many debates towhich they have given rise.
A major feature of the book is that it provides a detailedcritical analysis of Habermas’s most important work, TheTheory of Communicative Action. As well as looking atHabermas’s appraisal of figures such as Foucault and Derrida,the book also examines his resolute defence of the Enlightenmentproject, his work on law and democracy and its implications for theimportant topic of European integration.
This book quickly became established as an authoritative guideto Habermas’s work, and this updated new edition will be aninvaluable critical introduction for students and scholars acrossthe social sciences and humanities, especially sociology, politics,philosophy and social theory.
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The Roots of Habermass Thought
Scientism in Theory and Practice
Communication and Discourse Ethics
Social Evolution and Legitimation
Rational Action and Societal Rationalization
The Colonization of the Lifeworld
The Theory of Communicative Action An Assessment
Modernity and Philosophy