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Habermas : a very short introduction / James Gordon Finlayson.

By: Finlayson, James Gordon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 125.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 156 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0192840959 (pbk.); 9780192840950 (pbk.).Subject(s): Habermas, JurgenDDC classification: 193 Other classification: 08.25 | 5,1 | CI 2354
Contents:
Habermas and Frankfurt School critical theory -- Habermas's new approach to social theory -- The pragmatic meaning programme -- The programme of social theory -- Habermas's theory of modernity -- Discourse ethics I : the discourse theory of morality -- Discourse ethics II : ethical discourse and the political turn -- Politics, democracy, and law -- Germany, Europe, and post-national citizenship.
Review: "Jurgen Habermas is one of the most influential philosophers alive today. His writings interweave social, moral, political, and legal theory, to examine subjects ranging from Marxism to the European Union, and the role of communication and discourse in the modern world. James Gordon Finlayson shows how Habermas' theory as a whole answers important questions about the nature of modern society, and can shape our views on contemporary issues and events."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (.p. 143-151) and index.

Habermas and Frankfurt School critical theory -- Habermas's new approach to social theory -- The pragmatic meaning programme -- The programme of social theory -- Habermas's theory of modernity -- Discourse ethics I : the discourse theory of morality -- Discourse ethics II : ethical discourse and the political turn -- Politics, democracy, and law -- Germany, Europe, and post-national citizenship.

"Jurgen Habermas is one of the most influential philosophers alive today. His writings interweave social, moral, political, and legal theory, to examine subjects ranging from Marxism to the European Union, and the role of communication and discourse in the modern world. James Gordon Finlayson shows how Habermas' theory as a whole answers important questions about the nature of modern society, and can shape our views on contemporary issues and events."--BOOK JACKET.

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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 Discourse Ethics.

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