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Jurgen Habermas on Society and Politics: A Reader

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Here for the first time are Habermas's most important writings on society, the state, and social theory collected in one volume. For more than three decades Habermas has consistently attempted to supply foundations for a reconstructed Marxist social theory that provides a critical analysis of modernity. He has defended the position that only if a general notion of reason c ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 1st 1989 by Beacon Press
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This is a great introduction to Habermas. It has important excerpts from most of the key works arranged in an order helps you to understand and follow the development of his ideas. The introduction provides a summary of the excerpts and places them in their context. While it may appear to be another collection of Habermas essays this is a carefully arranged sequence that should be read in the order it is arranged. Reading this book will leave you well-prepared to dive into just about any of his ...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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