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Steinhoff, Uwe
The philosophy of Jürgen Habermas : a critical introduction / Uwe Steinhoff ; translated by Karsten Schöllner
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HM480 .S742 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Critical theory
Rationalism
Subject Habermas, Jürgen -- Criticism and interpretation
Physical Description xii, 286 p. ; 24 cm
Note "This book is an abridged English version of my study Kritik der kommunikativen Rationalität: Eine Darstellung und Kritik der kommunikationstheoretischen Philosophie von Jürgen Habermas und Karl-Otto Apel (Paderborn: Mentis, 2006)"--Pref
Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-279) and index
Contents "Communicative" vs. purposive rationality -- The justification of discourse ethics -- The failure of discourse ethics and the theory of communicative action in their attempted empirical demonstration and application to politics, law and society
Note A comprehensive and detailed analysis and sustained critique of Habermas' philosophical system since his pragmatist turn in the 70s. The study clearly and precisely depicts his long chain of arguments leading from analysis of speech acts to a discourse theory of law and the democratic constitutional state
Alternate Author Schöllner, Karsten
Steinhoff, Uwe. Kritik der kommunikativen Rationalität

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