Between Facts and Norms Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

ISBN-10: 0262581620

ISBN-13: 9780262581622

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

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Description: This book works out the legal and political implications of Jurgan Habermas' theoretical approach, bringing to fruition the project announced more than three decades ago in The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere.

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List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 675
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

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.

William Rehg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. He is the translator of J�rgen Habermas's Between Facts and Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy (1996) and the coeditor of Deliberative Democracy: Essays on Reason and Politics and Pluralism (1997) and The Pragmatic Turn: The Transformation of Critical Theory (2001), all published by the MIT Press.

Translator's Introduction
Law as a Category of Social Mediation between Facts and Norms
The Sociology of Law versus the Philosophy of Justice
A Reconstructive Approach to Law I: The System of Rights
A Reconstructive Approach to Law II: The Principles of the Constitutional State
The Indeterminacy of Law and the Rationality of Adjudication
Judiciary and Legislature: On the Role and Legitimacy of Constitutional Adjudication
Deliberative Politics: A Procedural Concept of Democracy
Civil Society and the Political Public Sphere
Paradigms of Law
Postscript (1994)
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