(1991)

Authors
Jürgen Habermas
Heidelberg University
Abstract
In this important volume Habermas outlines the views which form the basis of his critical theory of modern societies. The volume comprises five interlocking essays, which together define the contours of his theory of communication and of his substantive account of social change. ′What is Universal Pragmatics?′ is the best available statement of Habermas′s programme for a theoryof communication based on the analysis of speech acts. In the following two essays Habermas draws on the work of Kohlberg and others to develop a distinctive account of moral consciousness and normative structures. ′Toward a Reconstruction of historical Materialsim′ takes these issues further, offering a wide–ranging reconstruction of Marx′s historical materialsim understood as a theory of social evolution. The final essay focuses on the question of legitimacy and on the legitimation problems faced by modern states. This book is essential reading for anyone concerned with the key questions of social and political theory today.
Keywords Historical materialism   Pragmatics   Social evolution   Social sciences   State, The
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $3.49 used (84% off)   $22.00 new   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 0745608469   080701513X   0745608469   9780745608464   0807015121   0435823906
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,581
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Moral Dimension of Organizational Culture.James A. Waters & Frederick Bird - 1987 - Journal of Business Ethics 6 (1):15 - 22.
Education as Dialogue.Tasos Kazepides - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (9):913-925.

View all 171 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Different Kinds of Evolution.J. Arthur Thomson - 1926 - Journal of Philosophical Studies 1 (1):50-54.
Political Authority in a Mediated Age.Susan Herbst - 2003 - Theory and Society 32 (4):481-503.
Evolution and Culture.Marshall David Sahlins - 1960 - Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
China's eco-historian Line in the conceptual framework and research.Li-hua Wang - 2006 - Nankai University (Philosophy and Social Sciences) 2:22-32.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-02-03

Total views
20 ( #544,170 of 2,461,778 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #88,036 of 2,461,778 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes