Unjust Legality: A Critique of Habermas's Philosophy of Law - New Critical Theory (Paperback)
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Unjust Legality: A Critique of Habermas's Philosophy of Law - New Critical Theory (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 16/10/2001
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This book is an interpretation and critique of Habermas's philosophy as contained in his book, Between Facts and Norms. The main argument is that while Habermas does succeed in laying out foundations, conceptual and methodological, for the philosophy of law, the book is flawed by a fundamental contradiction between a democracy ruled by law and capitalism.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742512610
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 13 mm


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Professor Marsh, a self-styled 'disillusioned Habermasian,' offers a careful, somber 'reality check' to the comparatively favorable vision of contemporary society that Habermas presents in his significant work, Between Facts and Norms. At the sametime, the ultimate, and in fact quite successful, aim of Marsh's analysis is the positive one of reworking Habermas' own best insights back in the direction of a genuinely critical theory of modern society.... -- William L. McBride, Purdue University
Marsh has produced an outstanding and accessible text that provides a badly needed left critique of Habermas' philosophy of law. * Science & Society *
Marsh displays an impressive mastery of Habermas's texts that few others have attained. His commentary on Between Facts and Norms is exceptionally clear and jargon-free, not to mention chock full of illuminating examples and references to the real world. Above all, its sympathetic treatment of the basic project of Habermas's masterpiece is judiciously balanced by a critique of Habermas's failure to consistently carry that project through to the end.... -- David Ingram, Loyola University, Chicago
Marsh displays an impressive mastery of Habermas's texts that few others have attained. His commentary on Between Facts and Norms is exceptionally clear and jargon-free, not to mention chock full of illuminating examples and references to the real world. Above all, its sympathetic treatment of the basic project of Habermas's masterpiece is judiciously balanced by a critique of Habermas's failure to consistently carry that project through to the end. -- David Ingram, Loyola University, Chicago
Professor Marsh, a self-styled 'disillusioned Habermasian,' offers a careful, somber 'reality check' to the comparatively favorable vision of contemporary society that Habermas presents in his significant work, Between Facts and Norms. At the same time, the ultimate, and in fact quite successful, aim of Marsh's analysis is the positive one of reworking Habermas' own best insights back in the direction of a genuinely critical theory of modern society. -- William L. McBride, Purdue University

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