Habermas: A Very Short introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | June 17, 2005

byJames Gordon Finlayson

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This book gives a clear and readable overview of the philosophical work of Jurgen Habermas, the most influential German philosopher alive today, who has commented widely on subjects such as Marxism, the importance and effectiveness of communication, the reunification of Germany, and theEuropean Union. Gordon Finlayson provides readers with a clear and readable overview of Habermas's forbiddingly complex philosophy using concrete examples and accessible language. He then goes on to analyse both the theoretical underpinnings of Habermas's social theory, and its more concrete applications in thefields of ethics, politics, and law; and concludes with an examination how Habermas's social and political theory informs his writing on contemporary, political, and social problems.

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This book gives a clear and readable overview of the philosophical work of Jurgen Habermas, the most influential German philosopher alive today, who has commented widely on subjects such as Marxism, the importance and effectiveness of communication, the reunification of Germany, and theEuropean Union. Gordon Finlayson provides readers ...

James Gordon Finlayson is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex, and was previously Lecturer in Post-Kantian European Philosophy at York University. He has published widely on Habermas, and contributed to Habermas: A Critical Reader (Blackwell). He is the author of a forthcoming monograph on problems in Habermas's Disco...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.43 inPublished:June 17, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface: Who is Jurgen Habermas1. Habermas and Frankfurt School Critical Theory2. Habermas's New Approach to Social Theory3. The Pragmatic Meaning Programme4. The Programme of Social Theory5. Habermas's Theory of Modernity6. Discourse Ethics I: The Discourse Theory of Morality7. Discourse Ethics II: Ethical Discourse and the Political Turn8. Politics, Democracy, and Law9. Politics Beyond The Bounds Of The Nation Alone