Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Jurgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile - 20th Century Political Thinkers (Hardback)
  • Jurgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile - 20th Century Political Thinkers (Hardback)
zoom

Jurgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile - 20th Century Political Thinkers (Hardback)

(author)
£100.00
Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 20/06/2001
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 4-6 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This philosophical-political profile offers the first of its kind intellectual reconstruction of HabermasOs 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.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742507968
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 238 x 161 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Matu?tik's remarkable new study of Jurgen Habermas provides a three-dimensional portrait of a finely etched figure set against the uneven ground of Germany's postwar struggle to transform itself into a robust democracy. A compelling presentation of the drama of critical intellect at its most incisive. -- Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley
Martin Matu?tik's book is not only an insightful and rigorous introduction to the systematic aspects of Habermas's work but also an extremely valuable reconstruction of the intellectual trajectory of the author under scrutiny, and a thorough presentation of the cultural background from which his theoretical project emerged. -- Ernesto Laclau, University of Essex
Exceptional book! Matu?tik's work offers a new model of writing a biography of an engaged philosopher and the first integral narrative of Habermas's political life. Under the shadow of May 1945, Habermas, member of the great skeptical generation, could not lead the generation of May 1968, because he judged it as if it were an expression of left fascism. Similarly, after the events of November 1989 he remained blind to many negative aspects of the American imperial hegemony. Yet without doubt, Habermas is a unique witness of Germany's 20th century, a philosopher whose most significant production is not exhausted by his splendid writings, but rather finds its full embodiment in his political life as honest search for truth. -- Enrique Dussel, Universidad Autonoma Metroplitana-Iz (Mexico City)
Martin Matu?tik has written a fair summation and incisive critique of the work of Jurgen Habermas. He brings an original interpretation of earlier thinkers of critical theory such as Adorno and Benjamin and thinkers associated with postmodernism such Foucault and Derrida to deepen our understanding of both the significance and limitations of Habermas's work. The book is clearly written and will make an important addition to the Habermas scholarship. -- Drucilla Cornell, Rutgers University
In Matu?tik's book Habermas's thought distinctively meets his life (within the vast relevant scholarship). The thought is thoroughly treated. * Perspectives on Political Science *
An innovative and provocative work that raises new questions and offers intellectual insights. -- Stephen Eric Bronner, Rutgers University
Offers a very detailed account of the evolution of Habermas's political ideas and an exhaustive study of his quest to relate his theorizing to changing political issues. The book includes a very extensive list of Habermas's writings and a full bibliography of sources. Recommended for graduate and research collections. * CHOICE *
Matustik approaches his subject with an appealing combination of enormous respect and shrewd scepticism. This portrait effectively captures the formative episodes of a figure who has persistently sought to define the boundaries of responsible opposition. * New Left Review *

You may also be interested in...

The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket
Future Politics
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
Japonisme
Added to basket
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
Like A Thief In Broad Daylight
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.