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Habermas: An Intellectual Biography

This book follows postwar Germany’s leading philosopher and social thinker, Jürgen Habermas, through four decades of political and constitutional struggle over the shape of liberal democracy in Germany. Habermas’s most influential theories – of the public sphere, communicative action, and modernity – were decisively … Continue reading

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Habermas and the Fate of Democracy

Jürgen Habermas’s career, with its prodigious philosophy and social theory now translated into forty different languages, can be interpreted primarily as an effort to make intellectual sense of democracy and its untapped possibilities. But the Habermas who emerges in the … Continue reading

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Social Theory and Education Research: Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida

Although education researchers have drawn on the work of a wide diversity of theorists, a number of these have been of particular significance to education. While the likes of Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, John Dewey and Paulo Freire influenced previous … Continue reading

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The Politics of Historical Vision: Marx, Foucault, Habermas

Never before has it been more necessary to recover the past, to deepen our knowledge of history, to demystify the origins of our problems, to regain our memory of forms of freedom and advances that were made in liberating humanity … Continue reading

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Una democrazia in cerca di radicalità

Intervenendo nel dibattito aperto quest’estate da Jürgen Habermas sulla crisi europea, Étienne Balibar ha riproposto una tesi formulata ormai da diversi anni: l’idea cioè che l’Europa politica sia sì necessaria, ma che al tempo stesso – per essere “legittima e … Continue reading

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Habermas, Critical Theory and Education

The sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. However, there has been no concerted and focused attempt to introduce his ideas to the field of education broadly. … Continue reading

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Habermas on Communicative Freedom and Genetic Engineering

The biotechnological revolution unleashed by both the prodigious advances in information systems and the convergence of science and technology over the last century, thus giving rise to what is now called “technoscience,” has raised  a series of questions that pertain … Continue reading

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On Weber’s and Habermas’ Democratic Theories: A Reconstruction and Comparison

While the meaning and possibility in modern times of democracy has been a central concern for Weber and Habermas, and both thinkers’ political theories have been the subject of several inquiries, there is a lack of comparative investigations on this … Continue reading

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Habermas on Adorno

What seems to be trivial in retrospect could not be taken for granted by the time I joined the Institut für Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Research); that its reputation would be more dependent on Adorno‘s incessant productivity, which was only … Continue reading

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