By (author) Lasse Thomassen
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Deconstructing Habermas by Lasse Thomassen
Book DescriptionThis book is the first book-length deconstructive study of the political philosophy of Jurgen Habermas. Inspired by the work of Jacques Derrida, the book applies deconstruction to key issues in Habermas's work: rational discourse and rational consensus, constitutional democracy, tolerance and civil disobedience. The war in Iraq brought Habermas and Derrida together in defense of international law and in favor of a bigger role for a united Europe in international affairs. Yet, despite the rapprochement between Habermas and Derrida in the years prior to Derrida's death, important differences remain between Habermas's critical theory and Derrida's deconstruction. These differences reflect differences between post-structuralism and critical theory and between postmodernists and the defenders of modernity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415360548
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lasse Thomassen
Radical democracy, Paperback (April 2014)
Radical democracy is the first of its kind. It brings together leading scholars to discuss the theoretical and practical implications of the two dominant approaches to radical democracy: Deleuzian theories of abundance and Lacanian theories of lack.
Deconstructing Habermas, Paperback (June 2012)
This is a deconstructive study of the political philosophy of Jurgen Habermas. Inspired by the work of Jacques Derrida, the book applies deconstruction to key issues in Habermas's work: rational discourse and rational consensus, constitutional democracy, tolerance and civil disobedience."
Derrida-Habermas Reader, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Lasse Thomassen
The first book to consider the debate between two of the most prominent philosophers and social theorists of the 20th century: Jacques Derrida and Jurgen Habermas.
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Author Biography - Lasse Thomassen
Lasse Thomassen is Lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the editor of Habermas: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2010) and, with Lars Tonder, co-editor of Radical democracy: Politics between abundance and lack (Manchester University Press, 2005).
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