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Habermas : a critical introduction

Author: William Outhwaite
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Polity Press, 2009.
Series: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This new edition of a well-regarded book provides a concise and exceptionally clear introduction to Habermas's work, from his early writings on the public sphere, through his work on law and the state, to his more recent discussion of science, religion and contemporary Europe. Outhwaite examines all of Habermas's major works and steers a steady course through the many debates to which they have given rise. A major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Outhwaite, William.
Habermas : A Critical Introduction.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Named Person: Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Outhwaite
ISBN: 9780745673721 0745673724
OCLC Number: 906186848
Notes: Published in association with Blackwell Publishers.
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages).
Contents: The roots of Habermas's 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 --
Law and the state --
Two kinds of 'post' --
Conclusion : Habermas and the future of critical theory.
Series Title: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Responsibility: William Outhwaite.

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