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    Communication and the Evolution of Society.Jürgen Habermas & Thomas McCarthy - 1991
    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 (...)
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    The critical theory of Jürgen Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 1978 - London: Hutchinson.
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    The Theory of Communicative Action. Vol. 1: Reason and the Rationalization of Society.Nanette Funk, Jurgen Habermas & Thomas McCarthy - 1986 - Philosophical Review 95 (2):269.
  4. The Critical Theory of Jurgen Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 1978 - London: MIT Press.
    This paperback edition contains a new greatly expanded bibliography of Habermas's work.
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  5. Kantian constructivism and reconstructivism: Rawls and Habermas in dialogue.Thomas McCarthy - 1994 - Ethics 105 (1):44-63.
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    After Philosophy: End or Transformation?Kenneth Baynes, James Bohman & Thomas McCarthy (eds.) - 1986 - MIT Press.
    The selectionsfrom the work of fourteen contemporary philosophers not only display the multiplicity of approachesbeing pursued since the breakup of any consensus on what philosophy is, but also help to clarifythis proliferation of views and ...
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    Race, Empire, and the Idea of Human Development.Thomas McCarthy - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    In an exciting study of ideas accompanying the rise of the West, Thomas McCarthy analyzes the ideologies of race and empire that were integral to European-American expansion. He highlights the central role that conceptions of human development played in answering challenges to legitimacy through a hierarchical ordering of difference. Focusing on Kant and natural history in the eighteenth century, Mill and social Darwinism in the nineteenth, and theories of development and modernization in the twentieth, he proposes a critical theory of (...)
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  8. The Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas.Thomas Mccarthy - 1978 - Human Studies 3 (2):175-184.
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  9. The Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas.Thomas Mccarthy - 1978 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 49 (3):525-526.
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    Ideals and Illusions: On Reconstruction and Deconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory.Thomas McCarthy - 1993 - MIT Press.
    These lucid studies of Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, and Rorty analyze majorcontributions to recent critical theory and forge a distinct position in the current philosophicaldebate.Thomas McCarthy is John Schaffer Professor in the Humanities ...
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  11. The Theory of Communicative Action.Thomas Mccarthy (ed.) - 1991 - Wiley.
    This study offers a systematic reconstruction of the theoretical foundations and framework of critical social theory. It is Habermas' "magnum opus", and it is regarded as one of the most important works of modern social thought. In this second and final volume of the work, Habermas examines the relations between action concepts and systems theory and elaborates a framework for analyzing the developmental tendencies of modern societies. He discusses in detail the work of Marx, Durkheim, G.H. Mead and Talcott Parsons, (...)
     
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    The Critique of Impure Reason.Thomas McCarthy - 1990 - Political Theory 18 (3):437-469.
  13. Ideals and Illusions. On Reconstruction and Deconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory.Thomas Mccarthy - 1992 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 54 (4):733-734.
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  14. Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the USA.Thomas Mccarthy - 2002 - Political Theory 30 (5):623-648.
    The settlement of the North American continent was... a consequence not of any higher claim in a democratic or international sense, but rather of a consciousness of what is right which had its sole roots in the conviction of the superiority and thus of the right of the white race. —Adolf Hitler, 1932.
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  15. On reconciling cosmopolitan unity and national diversity.Thomas McCarthy - manuscript
    There are few ideas as important to the history of modern democracy as that of the nation as a political community. And yet, by comparison to its companion idea of political community as based upon the agreement of free and equal individuals, it remained until recently a marginal concern of liberal political theory. The aftermath of decolonization and the breakup of the Soviet empire, among other things, has changed that and brought it finally to the center of theoretical attention. And (...)
     
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    Private Irony and Public Decency: Richard Rorty's New Pragmatism.Thomas McCarthy - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (2):355-370.
    The hegemony of logical positivism was already on the wane in the 1960s as a result of penetrating criticisms by thinkers both inside and outside the movement. But its legacy continued to exert a formative influence on the less doctrinaire and more diverse varieties of “analytic philosophy” that succeeded it. For one thing, occasional disclaimers to the contrary notwithstanding, the physical and formal sciences have continued to exercise a stranglehold on philosophical imagination. This has not excluded the development of more (...)
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    Vergangenheitsbewältigung in the USA: On the Politics of the Memory of Slavery.Thomas Mccarthy - 2002 - Philosophy Today 30 (5):623-648.
    The settlement of the North American continent was... a consequence not of any higher claim in a democratic or international sense, but rather of a consciousness of what is right which had its sole roots in the conviction of the superiority and thus of the right of the white race.—Adolf Hitler, 1932.
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  18. Coming to Terms with Our Past, Part II: On the Morality and Politics of Reparations for Slavery.Thomas McCarthy - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (6):750-772.
    There has recently been a surge of interest, theoretical and political, in reparations for slavery. This essay takes up several moral-political issues from that intensifying debate: how to conceptualize and justify collective compensation and collective responsibility, and how to establish a plausible connection between past racial injustices and present racial inequalities. It concludes with some brief remarks on one aspect of the very complicated politics of reparations: the possible effects of hearings and trials on the public memory and political culture (...)
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  19. Critical Theory.David Couzens Hoy & Thomas Mccarthy - 1996 - Ethics 106 (3):657-659.
     
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    Enlightenment and the Idea of Public Reason1.Thomas McCarthy - 2008 - European Journal of Philosophy 3 (3):242-256.
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    Cultural-Political Interventions in the Unfinished Project of Enlightenment.Axel Honneth, Thomas McCarthy, Claus Offe & Albrecht Wellmer (eds.) - 1992 - MIT Press.
    Andrew Arato. Seyla Benhabib. Hauke Brunkhorst. Cornelius Castoriadis. Jean Cohen. Helmut Dubiel. Klaus Eder. Gunter Frankenberg. Hans-Georg Gadamer. Axel Honneth. Johann Baptist Metz. Gertrud Nunner-Winkler. Claus Offe.".
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    Ironist Theory as a Vocation: A Response to Rorty's Reply.Thomas McCarthy - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (3):644-655.
    I find myself in the odd position of trying to convince someone who had done as much as anyone to bring philosophy into the wider culture that he is wrong to urge now that its practice be consigned to the esoteric pursuits of “private ironists.” The problem, I still believe, is Richard Rorty’s all-or-nothing approach to philosophy : foundationalism or ironism; and this, I think, is encouraged by his selective reading of philosophy’s history. On that reading, modern philosophy “centered around (...)
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    Legitimacy and Diversity.Thomas McCarthy - 1994 - ProtoSociology 6:236-272.
    In general, Habermas has more readily accommodated conflicts of interst in his discourse theory of democracy than he has conflicts of values, ways of life, and worldviews. Though he has continouously elaborated upon notions of "ethical-political" discourse, culture, and identity since 1988, his treatments of diversity, pluralism, multiculturalism, and multinationalism have left agreement at the center and disagreement in the margins of his conception of legitimacy. This essay examines the development of that conception from the early 1970s to the present (...)
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    Pragmatic Liberalism and the Critique of Modernity.Thomas Mccarthy - 2001 - Philosophical Review 110 (1):114.
    There is a genre of contemporary philosophy that fits neatly neither the “analytic” nor the “continental” style but straddles both, seeking to combine the former’s rigor of analysis and argument with the latter’s breadth of historical and cultural perspective. Its practitioners emerge from both traditions and tend to be regarded by the more orthodox as out of the mainstream of each. In this regard, the three subjects of Gutting’s study—Richard Rorty, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Charles Taylor—have more in common with analytically (...)
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    On the interest of practical reason in hope.Thomas McCarthy - 2021 - Constellations 28 (1):11-16.
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    5. Legitimacy and Diversity.Thomas McCarthy - 1998 - In Michel Rosenfeld & Andrew Arato (eds.), Habermas on Law and Democracy: Critical Exchanges. Univ of California Press. pp. 115-154.
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    Philosophical Interventions in the Unfinished Project of Enlightenment.Axel Honneth, Thomas McCarthy, Claus Offe & Albrecht Wellmer (eds.) - 1992 - MIT Press.
    Together, the two volumes underscore the richness and variety of Habermas's project.Contributors: Karl-Otto Apel. Richard J. Bernstein. Peter Burger. Martin Jay. Thomas McCarthy. Herbert Schnadelbach. Charles Taylor. Michael Theunissen.
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  28. The Politics of the Ineffable: Derrida's Deconstructionism.Thomas Mccarthy - 1989 - Philosophical Forum 21 (1):146.
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    Critical Theory.Thomas Mccarthy - 1994 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Philosophical controversies within contemporary critical theory arise largely from questions about the nature, scope and limits of human reason. As the linguistic turn in twentieth-century philosophy has increasingly given way to a sociocritical turn, traditional ideas of 'pure' reason have been left further and further behind. There is however considerable disagreement about what that shift entails for enlightenment ideals of self-consciousness, self-determination, and self-realization. In this book two prominent philosophers bring these disagreements into focus around a set of familiar philosophical (...)
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    The Cambridge companion to Habermas.Thomas McCarthy (ed.) - 1995 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Jurgen Habermas is unquestionably one of the foremost philosophers writing today. His notions of communicative action and rationality have exerted a profound influence within philosophy and the social sciences. This volume examines the historical and intellectual contexts out of which Habermas' work emerged, and offers an overview of his main ideas, including those in his most recent publication. Amongst the topics discussed are his relationship to the Frankfurt School of critical theory and Marx, his unique contributions to the philosophy of (...)
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    Political Philosophy and Rational injustice: From normative to Critical Theory.Thomas McCarthy & Andrea León Montero - 2005 - Estudios de Filosofía (Universidad de Antioquia) 31:9-26.
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    Filosofía y Teoría Crítica en los Estados Unidos. Foucault y la Escuela de Francfort.Thomas McCarthy - 1990 - Isegoría 1:49-84.
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    On misunderstanding?understanding?Thomas McCarthy - 1973 - Theory and Decision 3 (4):351-370.
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    On the Margins of Politics.Thomas A. McCarthy - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (11):645-648.
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    Responses to 'theory and practice'.Thomas McCarthy - 1975 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 2 (4):355-356.
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  36. An Exchange on Truth, Freedom, and Politics.Thomas McCarthy - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (3):644-655.
     
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    Unjust Legality: A Critique of Habermas's Philosophy of Law.Thomas McCarthy - 2003 - Mind 112 (448):762-765.
  38. Crítica de la Razón Impura: entrevista con Thomas McCarthy.María Herrera Lima & Thomas McCarthy - 1993 - Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 2:147-155.
  39. A reply to Georgia Warnke and David couzens Hoy.Thomas McCarthy - 1996 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 22 (2):99-108.
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    Books in Review.Thomas McCarthy - 1988 - Political Theory 16 (2):339-346.
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    Communication and Human Evolution.Thomas Mccarthy - 1980 - Philosophical Review 89 (2):295-298.
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    Current periodical articles 701.Thomas Mccarthy - 1995 - European Journal of Philosophy 3 (3).
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    Deconstruction and Reconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory.Thomas McCarthy - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (sup1):247-264.
    (1993). Deconstruction and Reconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory. Canadian Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 23, Supplementary Volume 19: New Essays on Metaphilosophy, pp. 247-264.
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    From Modernism to Messianism: Liberal Developmentalism and American Exceptionalism.Thomas A. McCarthy - 2007 - Constellations 14 (1):3-30.
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    Filosofía política e injusticia racial: de la teoría normativa a la teoría crítica.Thomas McCarthy - 2005 - Estudios de Filosofía (Universidad de Antioquia) 31:9-26.
    Aunque la' "raza", esto es, las representaciones y clasificaciones raciales, ha constituido un rasgo estructural fundamental de la vida política a lo largo del período moderno, no ha sido incorporada de manera sistemática en la teoría política normativa que domina la filosofía angloamericana- en la forma en que lo hizo con la "clase" a finales del siglo XIX y en que ha tratado de hacerlo recientemente con el "género" y la "cultura". Un análisis detallado de la influyente distinción de Jolm (...)
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    History and Evolution: On the Changing Relation of Theory to Practice in the Work of Jurgen Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 1978 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:397 - 423.
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    History and Evolution: On the Changing Relation of Theory to Practice in the Work of Jürgen Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 1978 - PSA Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978 (2):397-423.
    The relation of theory to practice has been a persistent concern of Marxist thought, so much so, in fact, that this type of acute self-consciousness might be regarded as one of its constitutive features. Thus in his introduction to the 1971 edition of Theory and Practice, Jürgen Habermas offers the following characterization of critical theory:The theory specifies the conditions under which a self-reflection of the species has become objectively possible. At the same time it names those to whom the theory (...)
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    32. History and Evolution: Zur Rekonstruktion des Historischen Materialismus (1976).Thomas Mccarthy - 2018 - In Hauke Brunkhorst, Regina Kreide & Cristina Lafont (eds.), The Habermas handbook. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 325-333.
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    Habermas.Thomas McCarthy - 2017 - In Simon Critchley & William R. Schroeder (eds.), A Companion to Continental Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 397–406.
    Jürgen Habermas was born in Düsseldorf in 1929 and raised in Gummersbach. After receiving his Abitur in 1949, he studied philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and economics at the universities of Göttingen, Zurich, and Bonn, where he submitted a dissertation on Schelling, “Das Absolute und die Geschichte,” in 1954. From 1956 to 1959 he was Theodor Adorno's assistant at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt. After habilitating at Marburg University in 1961 with The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, he (...)
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    Imaginaires sociaux et modernités multiples.Thomas McCarthy - 2006 - Philosophiques 33 (2):485-491.
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