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Author Ingram, David, 1952- author

Title Habermas and the dialectic of reason / David Ingram
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1987]


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Description xvii, 263 pages ; 25 cm
Contents The historical foundations of the theory of communicative action --- Rationality, reality, and action --- Understanding and language --- Weberʹs theory of rationalization --- From Lukács to Adorno: rationalization as reification --- Discourse on modernity: a philosophical interlude --- From purposive to communicative action in the social theories of Mead and Durkheim --- System and lifeworld --- Talcott Parsons: systems theory --- From Parsons to Weber and Marx --- The theory-practice problem revisited
Summary "In his magnum opus, Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns, the distinguished philosopher Jurgen Habermas presented his ideas as a whole, providing the first major defense of his philosophy. David Ingram here summarizes the themes of Habermas's masterwork, placing them in the context of the philosopher's other work, relating them to poststructuralism, hermeneutics, and Neo-Aristotelianism, and surveying what other critics have said about Habermas."--
Analysis 11030 philosophy German p1030 Habermas, Jürgen 60030 critical studies
Habermas Jürgen
German philosophy Habermas, Jürgen
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
Subject Habermas, Jürgen.
Habermas, Jürgen. Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns
Habermas, Jürgen. Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns. English.
Communication -- Philosophy.
Functionalism (Architecture)
Functionalism (Social sciences)
Functionalism (Linguistics)
Social action.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
System theory.
LC no. 86022394
ISBN 0300036809 (alkaline paper)
9780300036800 (alkaline paper)