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Der Philosophische Diskurs Der Moderne

Author : Jürgen Habermas
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This critique of French philosophy and the history of German philosophy is a tour de force that has the immediacy and accessibility of the lecture form and the excitement of an encounter across national cultural boundaries as Habermas takes up the challenge posed by the radical critique of reason in contemporary French postmodernism. The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity is a tour de force that has the immediacy and accessibility of the lecture form and the excitement of an encounter across, national cultural boundaries. Habermas takes up the challenge posed by the radical critique of reason in contemporary French poststructuralism. Tracing the odyssey of the philosophical discourse of modernity, Habermas's strategy is to return to those historical "crossroads" at which Hegel and the Young Hegelians, Nietzsche and Heidegger made the fateful decisions that led to this outcome. His aim is to identify and clearly mark out a road indicated but not taken: the determinate negation of subject-centered reason through the concept of communicative rationality. As The Theory of Communicative Action served to place this concept within the history of social theory, these lectures locate it within the history of philosophy. Habermas examines the odyssey of the philosophical discourse of modernity from Hegel through the present and tests his own ideas about the appropriate form of a postmodern discourse through dialogs with a broad range of past and present critics and theorists. The lectures on Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, and Cornelius Castoriadis are of particular note since they are the first fruits of the recent cross-fertilization between French and German thought. Habermas's dialogue with Foucault--begun in person as the first of these lectures were delivered in Paris in 1983 culminates here in two appreciative yet intensely argumentative lectures. His discussion of the literary-theoretical reception of Derrida in America--launched at Cornell in 1984--issues here in a long excursus on the genre distinction between philosophy and literature. The lectures were reworked for the final time in seminars at Boston College and first published in Germany in the fall of 1985.

Habermas and the Unfinished Project of Modernity

Author : Maurizio Passerin d'Entrèves
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Modernity versus postmodernity / Jurgen Habermas-- The discourse of modernity / Fred Dallmayr-- Deconstruction, postmodernism and philosophy / Christopher Norris-- Splitting the difference / David C. Hoy-- Habermas and Foucault / James Schmidt-- Intersubjectivity and the monadic core of the psyche / Joel Whitebook-- Two versions of the linguistic turn / James Bohman-- Habermas and the question of alterity / Diana Coole-- The causality of fate / Jay M. Bernstein-- The subject of justice in postmodern discourse / David Ingram.

Nietzsche and Adorno on Philosophical Praxis Language and Reconciliation

Author : Paolo A Bolaños
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This book experiments with Nietzsche and Adorno who are contemporary proponents of early German Romanticism. By reconstructing the philosophies of language of these thinkers and their critique of metaphysics and identity thinking, this book develops a notion of philosophical praxis that is grounded in the ethical dimension of thinking.

The Politics of Time

Author : Peter Osborne
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Vital Post Secular Perspectives on Chinese Philosophical Issues

Author : Lauren F. Pfister
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Vital Post-Secular Perspectives on Chinese Philosophical Issues presents a number of contemporary philosophical issues from a wide range of Chinese philosophical texts, figures, and sub-traditions that are usually not addressed in English studies of Chinese philosophical traditions. Lauren F. Pfister presents new perspectives in three parts: the first part offers critical perspectives on the life and works of one of the most significant 20th century Chinese philosophers and historian of Chinese philosophical traditions, Feng Youlan (1895-1990); the second part explores questions related to Ruist (“Confucian”) theism and the complicated textual developments within two canonical Ruist texts, ending with a critique of a 21st century translation and interpretation of one of those two classical texts; the third part presents philosophical assessments of 20th and 21st century cultural issues that have had immense social and interpretive impacts in contemporary Chinese contexts – Chinese utopian projects, Chinese netizens in “Human Flesh Searches,” and questions about the links between sageliness and saintliness in Ruist and Christian communities.

Modernity as Exception and Miracle

Author : Eduardo Sabrovsky
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Translated from the Spanish De lo extraordinario: Nominalismo y Modernidad, this book argues that a defining aspect of modernity is an ever-increasing pursuit of, and need for, what Eduardo Sabrovsky calls "the extraordinary," a term that encompasses both the exception and the miraculous. Sabrovsky shows the degree to which Robert Musil's novel The Man without Qualities functions as a paradoxical paradigm of the extraordinary, and he extends the theoretical insights drawn from Musil's magisterial work through a series of inquiries into cardinal elements of modern literature, material culture, historiography, physical science, psychoanalysis, and political theory. Sabrovsky demonstrates how the extraordinary condition of modernity emerges from the debates conducted by the last representatives of medieval scholasticism in which nominalism defeated realism, and he resituates the results of this triumph of nominalism in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and Georges Bataille, among others.

High Culture Fever

Author : Jing Wang
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1996.

The Philosophy of Discourse

Author : Chip Sills
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Reading Material

Author : Michael John MacDonald
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Romanticism and Modernity

Author : Shaswati Mazumdar
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Contributed articles presented at an international conference on the theme of "The Romantic Response to Modernity" organized by the Dept. of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi.

The Culture Industry Revisited

Author : Deborah Cook
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Adorno viewed mass culture as commodified - produced to be sold on the market and without aesthetic value. Here, Deborah Cook critically examines this view and argues that even in Adorno's "pessimistic" theory, mass culture can be understood as potentially liberating.

Discourse in Late Modernity

Author : Lilie Chouliaraki
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Discourse in Late Modernity sets out to show that critical discourse analysis is strongly positioned to address empirical research and theory-building across the social sciences, particularly research and theory on the semiotic/linguistic aspects of the social world. It situates critical discourse analysis as a form of critical social research in relation to diverse theories from the philosophy of science to social theory and from political science to sociology and linguistics. First, the authors clarify the ontological and epistemological assumptions of critical discourse analysis - its view of what the social world consists of and how to study it - and, in so doing, point to the connections between critical discourse analysis and critical social scientific research more generally. Secondly, they relate critical discourse analysis to social theory, by creating a research agenda in contemporary social life on the basis of narratives of late modernity, particularly those of Giddens, Habermas, and Harvey as well as feminist and postmodernist approaches. Thirdly, they show the relevance of sociological work in the analysis of discursive aspects of social life, drawing on the work of Bourdieu and Bernstein to theorise the dialectic of social reproduction and change, and on post-structuralist, post-colonial and feminist work to theorise the dialectic of complexity and homogenisation in contemporary societies. Finally, they discuss the relationship between systemic-functional linguistics and critical discourse analysis, showing how the analytical strength of each can benefit from the other. Sets out a new and distinctive theoretical grounding and research agenda for critical discourse analysis Interdisciplinary in scope Draws on a broad range of theories and approaches

Das Prinzip Aufkl rung zwischen Universalismus und partikularem Anspruch

Author : Kristina-Monika Hinneburg
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Perspectives on the Philosophy of Charles Taylor

Author : Arto Laitinen
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Critical Theology and the Challenge of J rgen Habermas

Author : Marc Philippe Lalonde
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In answer to this breach, Lalonde sets out to design a non-theological approach to understanding the religious by expanding the form of critical theory and the content of religious philosophy.

Habermas Modernity and Public Theology

Author : Don S. Browning
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Philosophic Classics Twentieth century philosophy 2nd ed

Author : Forrest E. Baird
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Designed to be accessible to today's readers, this anthology of readings in twentieth-century philosophical classics includes recent European and American philosophers and texts that are presently seen as classics or as emerging classics. It features the best available translations of texts--complete works or complete selections of works--which are both central to each philosopher's thought and are widely accepted as part of the "canon." The selections are readable and accessible, while still being faithful to the original. Includes Introductions to each philosopher, and an abundance of drawings, diagrams, photographs, and a timeline. KEY TOPICS: Husserl, Gadamer, Adorno, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Derrida, Irigaray, Habermas, Whitehead, Du Bois, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Quine, Austin, Davidson, Rorty, Putnam, Taylor. MARKET: For anyone interested in 20th-century European and American philosophy.


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Postmetaphysical Thinking

Author : Jürgen Habermas
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Considers the nature and future of philosophy in a post-metaphysical age. In the first part, Habermas examines the legacy of Kant and assesses some recent attempts to return to metaphysical modes of thought. In the second part he develops and defends the concepts of communicative reason.