The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

Jürgen Habermas: Against Obstacles to Public Debates

Jürgen Habermas: Against Obstacles to Public Debates

Jürgen Habermas: Against Obstacles to Public Debates
Christoph Henning

Jürgen Habermas (born 1929) is a leading figure associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and is best known for advancing the linguistic or communicative turn in critical theory in the 1970s and 1980s. Before the turn to communication, Habermas developed epistemological and social-evolutionary approaches to critical theory in an effort to find an empirical approach that was equivalent to the role that political economy had played in earlier, more radical versions of critical theory. In later years, Habermas turned towards legal studies and democratic theory, while, today, his work is discussed in disciplines as diverse as bioethics and theology. Across the twentieth and twenty-first ...

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