This book provides a compact and up-to-date presentation of Jurgen Habermas' oeuvre, with particular reference to his theory of communicative action. It formulates the concepts of communicative rationality and validity claims, indicates the conditions of a perfec communicative rationality, and underscores Habermas' disitnction between understanding- and success-oriented actions. Moreover, this book considers Habermas' critical reception of classical sociologists such as Weber and Durkheim; of the Lukacs and Frankfurt school; of Schutz, Mead and Wittgenstein; and of important contemporary authors such as Foucault, Parsons and Luhmann. Segre also explores Habermas' themes of the rationalization of the life-world and its consequences on the social, cultural, and personality systems. He discusses Habermas' well-known theses of colonization of the life-world, its impact on the public sphere and communicative acion, and the legitimacy crisis that follows as a consequence. Finally, Introduction to Habermas provides an overview of the reception - both critical and appreciative - of Habermas' work.

Introduction to Habermas

SEGRE, SANDRO
2014

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This book provides a compact and up-to-date presentation of Jurgen Habermas' oeuvre, with particular reference to his theory of communicative action. It formulates the concepts of communicative rationality and validity claims, indicates the conditions of a perfec communicative rationality, and underscores Habermas' disitnction between understanding- and success-oriented actions. Moreover, this book considers Habermas' critical reception of classical sociologists such as Weber and Durkheim; of the Lukacs and Frankfurt school; of Schutz, Mead and Wittgenstein; and of important contemporary authors such as Foucault, Parsons and Luhmann. Segre also explores Habermas' themes of the rationalization of the life-world and its consequences on the social, cultural, and personality systems. He discusses Habermas' well-known theses of colonization of the life-world, its impact on the public sphere and communicative acion, and the legitimacy crisis that follows as a consequence. Finally, Introduction to Habermas provides an overview of the reception - both critical and appreciative - of Habermas' work.
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