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Communicative Action: Essays on Jurgen Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action Hardcover – 31 Jan 1991

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  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Polity Press (31 Jan. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745605540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745605548
  • Package Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.6 x 3.2 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,640,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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′This is a highly competent collection of essays in social theory. In explaining, interpreting, criticizing, modifying Habermas, the authors make several original contributions to such central theoretical issues as the theory of modernity, lifeworld, the good life and justice, rationality – all of them in the spirit of post–metaphysical thinking.′ Agnes Heller


This important new book is the first balanced and sustained evaluation of Jurgen Habermas's major two-volume work The Theory of Communicative Action which has provoked a great deal of debate and controversy. It discusses specific aspects of the work, as well as Habermas's overall contribution to social and political thought. The book's last essay is a lengthy reply from Habermas to his critics, written especially for this volume.Containing contributions from well-known and highly respected international theorists these essays make an outstanding addition to the available literature. This text will be of great importance in the reception and study of Habermas's work and will be used by students and academics in social theory, politics and philosophy.

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