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Derrida-Habermas Reader

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ISBN-10: 0226796841

ISBN-13: 9780226796840

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lasse Thomassen, Jürgen Habermas, Lasse Thomassen

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Jacques Derrida and Jurgen Habermas have long represented opposite camps in contemporary thought. Derrida, who pioneered the intellectual style of inquiry known as deconstruction, ushered in the postmodern age with his dramatic critique of reason; Habermas, on the other hand, has consistently argued in defense of reason, modernity, and the legacy of the Enlightenment. Their many differences led to a long-standing, if scattered, dialogue, evidence of which has been available in only bits and pieces. But now, for the first time, "The" "Derrida-Habermas Reader "brings these pieces together, along with a collection of essays documenting the intellectual relationship between two of the twentieth…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Lasse Thomassen is Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen Mary, University of London

Introduction: Between Deconstruction and Rational Reconstruction
Philosophy and Literature
Leveling the Genre Distinction between Philosophy and Literature
Is There a Philosophical Language?
Habermas, Derrida and the Functions of Philosophy
Ethics and Politics
An Allegory of Modernity/Postmodernity: Habermas and Derrida
Frankfurt Impromptu - Remarks on Derrida and Habermas
Performative Powerlessness - A Response to Simon Critchley
How to Respond to the Ethical Question
Democracy and Difference: Reflections on the Metapolitics of Lyotard and Derrida
Identity/Difference: Rights, Tolerance and Political Space
Dead Rights, Live Futures: On Habermas's Attempt to Reconcile Constitutionalism and Democracy
'A Bizarre, Even Opaque Practice': Habermas on Constitutionalism and Democracy
Religious Tolerance - The Pacemaker for Cultural Rights
Between Deliberation and Deconstruction: The Condition of Post-National Democracy
Beyond the Nation-State: Europe, Cosmopolitanism and International Law
For a Justice to Come: An Interview with Jacques Derrida
February 15, or What Binds Europeans Together: A Plea for a Common Foreign Policy, Beginning in the Core of Europe
Between Hope and Terror: Habermas and Derrida Plead for the Im/Possible
Honesty of Thought
A Last Farewell: Derrida's Enlightening Impact
Copyright Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors