Deconstructing Habermas (Routledge Studies in Social and by Lasse Thomassen

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By Lasse Thomassen

This e-book is the 1st book-length deconstructive learn of the political philosophy of Jürgen Habermas. encouraged by means of the paintings of Jacques Derrida, the ebook applies deconstruction to key concerns in Habermas’s paintings: rational discourse and rational consensus, constitutional democracy, tolerance and civil disobedience.



The conflict in Iraq introduced Habermas and Derrida jointly in safeguard of foreign legislations and in prefer of a larger function for a united Europe in foreign affairs. but, regardless of the rapprochement among Habermas and Derrida within the years sooner than Derrida’s dying, very important transformations stay among Habermas’s severe thought and Derrida’s deconstruction. those changes mirror modifications among post-structuralism and important idea and among postmodernists and the defenders of modernity.

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