Postmetaphysical Thinking Between Metaphysics and the Critique of Reason

ISBN-10: 0262581302
ISBN-13: 9780262581301
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/3/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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 essay on George Herbert Mead is a focal point of the book. In it he sketches a postmetaphysical, intersubjective approach to questions of individuation and subjectivity. In other essays, he develops his distinctive, communications-theoretic approach to questions of meaning and validity. The book as a whole expands on his earlier efforts to define a middle ground between nostalgic revivals of metaphysical conceptions of reason and radical deconstructions of reason.

J�rgen Habermas is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He was recently awarded the 2004 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy by the Inamori Foundation. The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.

Translator's Introduction
A Return to Metaphysics?
The Horizon of Modernity Is Shifting
Metaphysics after Kant
Themes in Postmetaphysical Thinking
The Turn to Pragmatics
Toward a Critique of the Theory of Meaning
Peirce and Communication
Between Metaphysics and the Critique of Reason
The Unity of Reason in the Diversity of Its Voices
Individuation through Socialization: On George Herbert Mead's Theory of Subjectivity
Philosophy and Science as Literature?
Index

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