Postmetaphysical Thinking: Philosophical Essays
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Postmetaphysical Thinking: Philosophical Essays

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This collection of Habermas's recent essays on philosophical topics continues the analysis begun in The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity. In a short introductory essay, he outlines the sources of twentieth-century philosophizing, its major themes, and the range of current debates. The remainder of the essays can be seen as his contribution to these debates. Habermas's...more
Published February 3rd 1994 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 1988)
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A difficult reading, but worth the persistence. One reading is not enough, and one must try to fully understanding the connections between the different themes collected in this book, for linguistic turn, metaphysics, communicative/strategic action, life-world, individualism and individuation - the main concepts around which Habermas's thought here revolves - are interwoven in a unique manner. Definitely a good read.

Uma leitura difícil, mas merece bem a insistênica. Uma leitura não é suficiente...more
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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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The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures The Theory of Communicative Action, Vol 1: Reason & the Rationalization of Society The Theory of Communicative Action, Vol 2: Lifeworld & System: A Critique of Functionalist Reason Between Facts & Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law & Democracy (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

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