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Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

Author: FINLAYSON JAMES GORDON
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Pub Date: 26/05/2005
ISBN: 9780192840950
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Quick overview Provides an overview of the works of Jurgen Habermas, an influential German philosopher. This book analyses the theoretical underpinnings of Habermas's social theory, and its applications in ethics, politics, and law. It examines how his social and political theory informs his writing on contemporary, political, and social problems.
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This book gives a clear and readable overview of the philosophical work of Jurgen Habermas, the most influential German philosopher alive today, who has commented widely on subjects such as Marxism, the importance and effectiveness of communication, the reunification of Germany, and the European Union. Gordon Finlayson provides readers with a clear and readable overview of Habermas's forbiddingly complex philosophy using concrete examples and accessible language. He then goes on to analyse both the theoretical underpinnings of Habermas's social theory, and its more concrete applications in the fields of ethics, politics, and law; and concludes with an examination how Habermas's social and political theory informs his writing on contemporary, political, and social problems. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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