Jurgen Habermas: Key Concepts
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Series: Key Concepts
Editor(s): Barbara Fultner  
ISBN: 1844652378
ISBN-13: 9781844652372
Publication Date: 24 Feb 2011
Pages: 256 (216 x 138mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £14.99
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A rare systematic thinker, Habermas has furthered our understanding of modernity, social interaction and linguistic practice, societal institutions, rationality, morality, the law, globalization, and the role of religion in multicultural societies. He has helped shape discussions of truth, objectivity, normativity, and the relationship between the human and the natural sciences. This volume provides an accessible and comprehensive conceptual map of Habermas' theoretical framework and its key concepts, including the theory of communicative action, discourse ethics, his social-political philosophy and their applications to contemporary issues. It will be an invaluable resource for both novice readers of Habermas and those interested in a more refined understanding of particular aspects of his work.


"Barbara Fultner has brought together many of today’s leading Habermas scholars to provide an up to date, critical and above all clear introduction to key elements in Habermas’s social philosophy." – Andrew Edgar, Cardiff University

"This is a volume I would recommend to anyone teaching or studying Habermas. The high quality of the contributors and their contributions make a very difficult thinker more accessible with a series of overviews that range broadly across his thought." – Thomas McCarthy, Northwestern University

Barbara Fultner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Denison University, Ohio, USA.

Introduction, Barbara Fultner
1. Historical and Intellectual Contexts, Max Pensky
Part I Communicative Rationality
2. Postmetaphysical Thinking, Melissa Yates
3. Communicative Action and Formal Pragmatics, Barbara Fultner
4. System and Lifeworld, Joseph Heath
5. Autonomy, Agency, and the Self, Joel Anderson
Part II Moral and Political Theory
6. Deliberative Democracy, Kevin Olson
7. Discourse Theory of Law, Christopher Zurn
Part III Politics and Social Change
8. Civil Society and Social Movements, Keith Haysom
9. Cosmopolitan Democracy, Ciaran Cronin
10. Rationalization, Modernity, and Secularization, Eduardo Mendieta
Chronology of Life and Work

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