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Habermas's public sphere : a critique

Author: Michael Hofmann, (Associate Professor of Communications)
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Habermas's Public Sphere: A Critique analyzes the evolution of Juergen Habermas's social and political theory from the 1950s to the present by focusing on the explicit and on the tacit changes in his thinking about The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, his global academic bestseller, which has been translated into 30 languages. Integrating "public sphere," "discourse," and "reason," the three  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hofmann, Michael (Associate Professor of Communications).
Habermas's public sphere.
Lanham : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017013653
Named Person: Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hofmann, (Associate Professor of Communications)
ISBN: 9781611479881 1611479886
OCLC Number: 978275977
Description: xiv, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface 1 Introduction: Reassessing Habermas's Public Sphere Concept 1.1. After Fifty Years: The Public Sphere, Reason, and Democracy 1.2. The Concept's Lasting Contribution to Critical Theory and Practice 1.3. The Concept's Key Challenge 1.4. The Concept's Contradictory Sources 1.5. The Concept's Interdisciplinary Structure 2 Public Reason and Popular Sovereignty: Habermas's Stylization of the French Revolution 2.1. Revolutionary Dialectic: Synthesizing Rousseau and the Physiocrats? 2.2. Revolutionary Philosophy: Uncoerced or Predetermined Opinion Publique? 2.3. Revolutionary Mythology: Conservative / Liberal Uses of de Tocqueville's Ambivalence as an "Aristocratic Liberal" in The Old Regime and the Revolution 2.4. Revolutionary Romantic: From Moral Theater to Aesthetic Utopia (Schiller) 3 The Third Estate, the Two Nations, and the Sovereignty of Reason: Kant's Public & Say's Law After the French Revolution 3.1. Establishing the Third Estate as the Nation in England in 1832: Transcending History through a Unique Critique of Ideology? 3.2. The English Century: One Nation under Say's Law and a Vast Secular Boom? 3.3. Early Challenges to the Bourgeois Public: Hegel on Class Antagonism, Ricardo on Victims of Machinery, and Carlyle on the Callous "Cash Nexus" 3.4. Property and Reform in Parliament: The Dialectics of Corn & Factory Legislation 4 From the Dutch Republic to the Fiscal-Military State of the Modern Whigs: Bourgeois Morality and Moral Censure of the Political Public Sphere Before the French Revolution 4. 1. Crisis and Critique: The Origins of Political Economy in the Political Public Sphere of the Seventeenth Century 4.2. The Fiscal-Military State of the Modern Whigs and its Critique in the Political Public Sphere 4.3. The Moral Public Sphere and the Rise of Civilized Barbarism 4.4. Moral Censure of the Political Public Sphere in the Eighteenth Century Conclusion Selected Bibliography Index About the Author
Responsibility: Michael Hofmann.

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