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In this important book, Jurgen Habermas takes up certain fundamental questions of philosophy. While much of his recent work has been concerned with issues of morality and law, in this new work Habermas returns to the traditional philosophical questions of truth, objectivity and reality which were at the centre of his earlier classic book "Knowledge and Human Interests."
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Polity Press (first published 1999)
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Juergen Habermas developed his theory of communicative
action and rationality as a foundation for a critical
theory of society paving the way for a discourse-theoritical
conception of morality, law and democracy. However, the
essays in this volume focus on the the implications of
his ideas on what he calls "theoretical philosophy"; that
is epistemology and metaphysics, rather than practical
philosophy that is most closely associated with his name.
As one of the few modern thinkers working on the de
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Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his work on the concept of the public sphere, the topic of his first book entitled The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. His work focuses on the foundations of social theory and epistemology, the analysis of advanced capitalistic societies ...more
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