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The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction

Uwe Steinhoff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547807
eISBN:
9780191720758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547807.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Jürgen Habermas seeks to defend the Enlightenment and with it an “emphatical”, “uncurtailed” conception of reason against the post-modern critique of reason on the one hand, and against so-called ... More


Introduction

Uwe Steinhoff

in The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547807
eISBN:
9780191720758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547807.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The introduction explains the position and status of Habermas' theory in modern philosophy as well as the reasons for the significant interest it has generated. It also informs the reader how the ... More


Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus

Nicholas Rescher

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236016
eISBN:
9780191679162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236016.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This book presents a critical reaction against two currently influential tendencies of thought. On the one hand, it rejects the facile relativism that pervades contemporary social and academic life. ... More


Not Translation, but Conversation: Theology in Public Debate about Euthanasia

Nigel Biggar

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter opposes the secularist view that religious or theological speech should be banned from public discourse or translated into publicly accessible language. First, it presents an argument ... More


Democratic Deliberation: Empowering Cultural Communities

Monique Deveaux

in Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199289790
eISBN:
9780191711022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289790.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter argues that deliberative democracy theory is an invaluable resource for thinking about how liberal democracies and minority cultural groups might mediate conflicts of culture. However, ... More


Defending Legality in the Age of Empire’s Law

Amy Bartholomew

in Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199781577
eISBN:
9780199932887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781577.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Amy Bartholomew argues the ‘global war on terror’ has generated rightlessness but not lawlessness. Rule by law threatens to produce a constitutive undoing of the post World War II international legal ... More


Religious Voices in Public Places

Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Must religious voices keep quiet in public places? Does fairness in a plural society require it? Must the expression of religious belief be so authoritarian as to threaten civil peace? Do we need ... More


The Humanitarian Condition? On War and Making a Global Public

Patricia Owens

in Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199299362
eISBN:
9780191715051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299362.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter contrasts Arendt's writing with Jürgen Habermas who has argued that humanitarian intervention is justified, in part, because it places international relations on the path toward ... More


Lost in Universalization?: On the Difficulty of Localizing the European Intellectual

Francis Cheneval

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

This chapter analyses the ambiguous status of the European intellectual in an integration process understood as the attempt to overcome self‐centred patriotism in the name of universal principles. ... More


Politics as Dialogue

David Miller

in Market, State, and Community: Theoretical Foundations of Market Socialism

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198278641
eISBN:
9780191599903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198278640.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

If politics is a process whereby collective decisions are reached from an initial position of disagreement, there are two conceptions of how this should happen. Politics as interest‐aggregation looks ... More


The Opinion System: Impasses of the Public Sphere from Hobbes to Habermas

Kirk Wetters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229888
eISBN:
9780823235766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229888.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book revises the concept of the public sphere by examining opinion as a foundational concept of modernity. Indispensable to ideas like “public opinion” and “freedom of opinion,” opinion, though ... More


Classical Pragmatism and Communicative Action

Jürgen Habermas

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines German philosopher Jürgen Habermas' view on the characterization of the role of scientific technology as a type of human activity from the ... More


Jürgen Habermas and the Post-Secular Appropriation of Religion: A Sociological Critique

Michele Dillon

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the intellectual significance of Jürgen Habermas's gesture toward religion and offers a sociological critique of his view of religion as well as its implications for ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Rescher

in Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236016
eISBN:
9780191679162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236016.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the relation between consensus and pluralism. This book criticises the consensualism of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas ... More


A Theory of Unborn Life: From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation

Anja J. Karnein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782475
eISBN:
9780199933297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782475.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In light of new biomedical technologies, such as artificial reproduction, stem cell research, genetic selection and design, the question of what we owe to future persons and unborn life more ... More


The Problems of a Consensus Theory of Truth

Nicholas Rescher

in Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236016
eISBN:
9780191679162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236016.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the flaws and problems related to a consensus theory of truth. It suggests that consensus has to be construed in terms of addressing common issues in a common way, but this ... More


Basic Concepts in Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In his Theory of Communicative Action, Jürgen Habermas proposes a theory of “communicative action” and sets it within a concept of society he calls “lifeworld.” In both his Theory of Communicative ... More


Habermas's “Reconstruction” of Modern Law

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Jürgen Habermas's analysis of modern law is based on the social condition that he calls the “rationalization of the lifeworld.” He argues that through this process of rationalization, the cultural ... More


After Between Facts and Norms: Religion in the Public Square, Multiculturalism, and the “Postnational Constellation”

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Following the publication of his Between Facts and Norms, Jürgen Habermas has joined the growing discussion about the role of religion in public political discourse. This endeavor was prompted in ... More


Spiritual Politics and Post-Secular Authenticity: Foucault and Habermas on Post-Metaphysical Religion

Eduardo Mendieta

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter defends the claim that the post-secular (post-secularity in general) allows us to gain a more expansive and substantive understanding of subjective reflexivity insofar as a post-secular ... More


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