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Author White, Stephen K.

Title The recent work of Jürgen Habermas : reason, justice, and modernity / Stephen K. White
Edition First paperback edition
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988


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Description xi, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Rationality, social theory and political philosophy -- 2. Action, rationality and normative discourse -- 3. Justice and the foundations of communicative ethics -- 4. Toward a minimal ethics and orientation for political theory -- 5. Communicative reason, modernity and contemporary capitalism -- 6. The two tasks of critical theory -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Philosopher and social theorist Jürgen Habermas can be difficult to understand because of the complexity and breadth of his thought. This book offers an introduction to Habermas' work, particularly that which he has written in the 1970s and 1980s when new themes and directions have emerged in his thought. The author explains the ideas that characterize Habermas' later work, locating them in the context of contemporary debates, and demonstrates how they constitute the beginnings of a coherent and distinctive new research program
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index
Notes Paperback ed. 1989
SUBJECT Habermas, JuÌ ̂rgen
Habermas, Jürgen.
Subject Frankfurt school of sociology.
Sociology -- Germany.
LC no. 87003005
ISBN 0521343607