Introduction to Habermas

Introduction to Habermas

By: Sandro Segre (author)Paperback

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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. Segre explores Habermas' themes of the rationalization of the life-world and its consequences on the social, cultural, and personality systems. This book also overviews the reception of Habermas' work.

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Sandro Segre is professor of sociology at the University of Genoa in Italy. Some of his more recent publications include Talcott Parsons: An Introduction (University Press of America, 2012) and A Weberian Analysis of Business Groups and Financial Markets: Trade Relations in Taiwan and Korea and Some Major Stock Exchanges (Ashgate, 2008).


Introduction Chapter 1: The Theory of Communicative Action Chapter 2: An Outline of Habermas' Democratic Theory Chapter 3: Rationalization of the Life World Chapter 4: Colonization of the Life World Chapter 5: The Public Sphere as a Source of Legitimacy Chapter 6: The Reception of Habermas' Work Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780761861768
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 102
  • ID: 9780761861768
  • weight: 163
  • ISBN10: 0761861769

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