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Postmetaphysical Thinking II

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2017.11.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jürgen Habermas, Postmetaphysical Thinking II, Ciaran Cronin (tr.), Polity, 2017, 276 pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745682150. Reviewed by Peter Dews, University of Essex It is hard to think of a contemporary philosopher whose achievement rivals that of Jürgen Habermas, in terms of range, comprehensiveness and ambition. After more than sixty years of intellectual endeavour, Habermas has accumulated an oeuvre which not only stands in the tradition of the great systematic social thinkers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century — Hegel, Marx, Durkheim, Weber — but can claim a dignified place beside them. His writings have dealt with the philosophy of language and communication, the basis of moral consciousness, the philosophy of history and the evolution of social life since the dawn of human time, sociological theory on the grand scale, political philosophy and legal theory, and — increasingly — the. . .

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