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Reason and the rationalization of society
Translator's Introduction. Author's Preface. I. Introduction: Approaches to the Problem of Rationality. 1. "Rationality" - A Preliminary Specification. 2. Some Characteristics of the Mythical and theExpand
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Ideals and Illusions: On Reconstruction and Deconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory
These lucid and closely reasoned studies of the thought of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Jurgen Habermas, and Richard Rorty provide a coherent analysis of major pathways in recent criticalExpand
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Complexity and Democracy, or the Seducements of Systems Theory
There is a spectre haunting Habermas' Theory of Communicative Action, a close relation to the totally reified world that haunted Western Marxism's original reception of Max Weber. In the 1940sExpand
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Race, Empire, and the Idea of Human Development
Introduction Part I: 1. Political philosophy and racial injustice: a preliminary note on methodology 2. Kant on race and development 3. Social Darwinism and white supremacy 4. Coming to terms withExpand
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Rationality and Relativism: Habermas’s ‘Overcoming’ of Hermeneutics
The debate between Habermas and Gadamer which took place in the late 1960s and early 1970s came to a provisional close on Habermas’s side with a series of promissory notes.1 While he agreed withExpand
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After Philosophy: End or Transformation?
After Philosophy provides an excellent framework for understanding the most important strains of current philosophical work in North America, England, France, and Germany. The selections from theExpand
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Private Irony and Public Decency: Richard Rorty's New Pragmatism
philosophy should be kept as separate from politics as should religion . . . the attempt to ground political theory in overarching theories of the nature of man or the goal of history has done moreExpand
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Ironist Theory as a Vocation: A Response to Rorty's Reply
I find myself in the odd position of trying to convince someone who has done as much as anyone to bring philosophy into the wider culture that he is wrong to urge now that its practice be consignedExpand
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