Jurgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile

Jurgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile

by Martin Beck Matustik, Martin Beck Matu T'k


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This philosophical-political profile offers the first of its kind intellectual reconstruction of Habermas's defining existential and historical situations, his generational profile and interventions, his impact on as well as the discontents that his life work generates in others. In this work the reader is taken on a journey with Habermas through the 20th-century intellectual and political history from the defeat of Nazism, to the Cold War restoration of the 1950s, the student movement of the 1960s, the historical revisions of the 1970s and 1980s, the hope of the post-Wall era after 1989, all the way to the controversies surrounding the allied wars of intervention against Iraq and Serbia in the 1990s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742507968
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/20/2001
Series: 20th Century Political Thinkers Series
Edition description: 20TH
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.39(d)

About the Author

Martin Beck Matustik is professor of philosophy and director of the English and Philosophy Ph.D. Program at Purdue University. He is the author of Postnational Identity: Critical Theory and Existential Philosophy in Habermas, Kierkegaard, and Havel, Specters of Liberation: Great Refusals in the New World Order, and co-editor of Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 SITUATIONS Chapter 3 From Liberation to Restoration (1945-1959) Chapter 4 From Incubation to Revolt (1960-1969) Chapter 5 From Revision to Hope and Back Again (1970-2000) Part 6 PROFILES AND INTERVENTIONS Chapter 7 The Phantoms of 1968 Chapter 8 The Ghosts of 1945 Chapter 9 After 1989-In the Shadows of 1945 and Under the Specters of 1968 Part 10 IMPACT AND DISCONTENTS Chapter 11 Architectonic and Authorship Chapter 12 The Habermas Effect Chapter 13 At the Crossroads of a New Critical Theory

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