- Key Readings
The highly commended First Edition of this four-volume set remains the standard reference on Jürgen Habermas, the key theorist of the Frankfurt School and one of the most influential theorists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With Habermas having developed his oeuvre substantially in the last decade, this new edition retains the key secondary literature while refreshing the critical canon with the most important papers published since the First Edition in 2001. The editors, themselves a part of that canon, have updated the editorial material to reflect the latest hot topics in the study of this perennially relevant theorist.
Volume One covers the huge base of secondary literature that has emerged on Habermas and the law since the publication of Between Facts and Norms in 1992.
In numerous accounts of the state of contemporary philosophy, Jürgen Habermas is acknowledged to be the preeminent German philosopher, and perhaps indeed even the preeminent continental philosopher, of our time.2 Such a claim is merited by the way his thought has inspired so much discussion among so many different scholars not only in philosophy but in numerous other disciplines.
It is the purpose of this volume to gather a number of contemporary articles written since 2000, in order to indicate the scope of Habermas's continuing influence. The articles reveal that his work is engaged in ongoing debates in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political theory, the history of philosophy, philosophy of science, and feminism. The articles published here have been culled from journal ...