These 11 essays by noted philosophers and social theorists take up the philosophical aspects of Jürgen Habermas's unfinished project of reconstructing enlightenment rationality. They range in subject matter from classical problems to contemporary debates, covering historical perspectives, theoretical issues, and postenlightenment challenges. A companion volume of essays will take up the cultural and political aspects of the work. Together, the two volumes underscore the richness and variety of Habermas's project.
Contributors: Karl-Otto Apel. Richard J. Bernstein. Peter Bürger. Martin Jay. Thomas McCarthy. Herbert Schnädelbach. Charles Taylor. Michael Theunissen. Ernst Tugendhat. Albrecht Wellmer.
About the Editors
Thomas McCarthy is John Schaffer Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University and the editor of the MIT Press series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought.
Claus Offe has researched and lectured widely throughout Europe and North America and is Professor in the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld.
Albrecht Wellmer is Professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin.