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The Derrida-Habermas reader

Author: Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas; Lasse Thomassen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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Jacques Derrida and Jürgen Habermas have long represented opposite camps in contemporary thought. Derrida, who pioneered the intellectual style of inquiry known as deconstruction, ushered in the postmodern age with his dramatic critique of reason; Habermas, on the other hand, has consistently argued in defense of reason, modernity, and the legacy of the Enlightenment. Their many differences led to a long-standing,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Derrida-Habermas reader.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(OCoLC)653038709
Named Person: Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas; Lasse Thomassen
ISBN: 0226796833 9780226796833 0226796841 9780226796840
OCLC Number: 63703935
Notes: Co-published with the University of Edinburgh Press.
Description: viii, 321 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Between deconstruction and rational reconstruction --
Philosophy and literature. Leveling the genre distinction between philosophy and literature / Jürgen Habermas --
Is there a philosophical language? / Jacques Derrida --
Habermas, Derrida and the functions of philosophy / Richard Rorty --
Ethics and politics. Allegory of modernity/postmodernity : Habermas and Derrida / Richard J. Bernstein --
Frankfurt impromptu --
remarks on Derrida and Habermas / Simon Critchley --
Performative powerlessness --
a response to Simon Critchley / Jacques Derrida --
How to respond to the ethical question / Jürgen Habermas --
Democracy and difference : reflections on the metapolitics of Lyotard and Derrida / Seyla Benhabib --
Identity/difference : rights, tolerance and political space. Dead rights, live futures : on Habermas's attempt to reconcile constitutionalism and democracy / Bonnie Honig --
'Bizarre, even opaque practice' : Habermas on constitutionalism and democracy / Lasse Thomassen --
Religious tolerance --
the pacemaker for cultural rights / Jürgen Habermas --
Hostipitality / Jacques Derrida --
Between deliberation and deconstruction : the condition of post national democracy / Martin Morris --
Beyond the nation --
state : Europe, cosmopolitanism and international law introduction. For a justice to come : an interview with Jacques Derrida / Jacques Derrida, Lieven De Canter --
February 15, or what binds Europeans together : a plea for a common foreign policy, beginning in the core of Europe / Jürgen Habermas, Jacques Derrida --
Between hope and terror : Habermas and Derrida plead for the im/possible / Martin Beack Matuštík --
Afterwords. Honesty of thought / Jacques Derrida --
Last farewell : Derrida's enlightening impact / Jürgen Habermas.
Responsibility: edited by Lasse Thomassen.
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Jacques Derrida and Jürgen Habermas have long represented opposite camps in contemporary thought. Derrida, who pioneered the intellectual style of inquiry known as deconstruction, ushered in the postmodern age with his dramatic critique of reason; Habermas, on the other hand, has consistently argued in defense of reason, modernity, and the legacy of the Enlightenment. Their many differences led to a long-standing, if scattered, dialogue, evidence of which has been available in only bits and pieces. But now, for the first time, The Derrida-Habermas Reader brings these pieces together, along with a collection of essays documenting the intellectual relationship between two of the twentieth century's preeminent thinkers. Taken together, Derrida's and Habermas's writings, combined here with contributions by other prominent philosophers and social theorists, tell the story of the two thinkers' provocative engagement with each other's ideas. Beyond exploring the conflict between Derrida's deconstruction and Habermas's communicative rationality, they show how the Derrida-Habermas encounter changed over the years, becoming more theoretically productive without ever collapsing into mutual rejection or simple compromise. Lasse Thomassen has divided the essays, including works on philosophy and literature, ethics, politics, and international law, into four parts that cover the full range of thought in which Derrida and Habermas engaged. The last of these sections fittingly includes the thinkers' jointly signed work on European solidarity and the Iraq War, highlighting the hopes they held in common despite their differences. The wide breadth of this book, along with Thomassen's lucid introductions to each section, makes The Derrida-Habermas Reader an ideal starting point for anyone interested in one of the most dynamic intellectual debates of our time.

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