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The philosophy of Jürgen Habermas : a critical introduction

Author: Uwe Steinhoff; Karsten Schöllner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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A comprehensive and detailed analysis and sustained critique of Habermas' philosophical system since his pragmatist turn in the 70s. The study clearly and precisely depicts his long chain of arguments leading from analysis of speech acts to a discourse theory of law and the democratic constitutional state.
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Named Person: Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Uwe Steinhoff; Karsten Schöllner
ISBN: 9780199547807 0199547807
OCLC Number: 294886676
Notes: "This book is an abridged English version of my study Kritik der kommunikativen Rationalität: Eine Darstellung und Kritik der kommunikationstheoretischen Philosophie von Jürgen Habermas und Karl-Otto Apel (Paderborn: Mentis, 2006)"--Preface.
Description: xii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Communicative" vs. purposive rationality --
The justification of discourse ethics --
The failure of discourse ethics and the theory of communicative action in their attempted empirical demonstration and application to politics, law and society.
Responsibility: Uwe Steinhoff ; translated by Karsten Schöllner.
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The most detailed and relentless critique to date of Habermas's communicative action theory, and the critical theory of society supposedly grounded on it...Summing Up: Highly recommended. CHOICE

 
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