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Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought

Reflective Stages in a Critical Social Theory

In this rich interpretation of the history of critical theory, Axel Hormeth clarifies critical theory's central problems and emphasizes the social factors that should provide it with a normative and practical orientation.

Selected Early Writings

These essays reveal another side of Horkheimer, focusing on his remarkable contributions to critical theory in the 1930s.

Building a Better Paradigm

This follow-up to The Moral Domain carries forward the exploration of new ways of modeling moral behavior.

The Redemption of Illusion

This is the first book to put Aesthetic Theory into context and outline the main ideas and relevant debates, offering readers a valuable guide through this huge, difficult, but revelatory work.

Edited by Craig Calhoun

In this book, scholars from a wide range of disciplines respond to Habermas's most directly relevant work, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere.

In this book, she traces the myriad ways in which interpretive perspectives have come to prominence in modem political philosophy.

Cultural Criticism and the Historians' Debate
An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society
Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project
Critical Essays and Recollections
Edited by Gary Smith
Concept Formation in the Cultural Sciences
On the Semantics of Historical Time
Hegel, Heidegger, and the Entitlements of Philosophy
Twelve Lectures

This critique of French philosophy and the history of German philosophy is a tour de force that has the immediacy and accessibility of the lecture form and the excitement of an encounter across national cultural boundaries as Habermas takes up the challenge posed by the radical critique of reason in contemporary French postmodernism.

Theories of Modernity in the Work of Simmel, Kracauer, and Benjamin

The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy offers a powerful criticism of the inconsistencies of representative democracy.

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