Insight and Solidarity
The Discourse Ethics of Jurgen Habermas
By (author) William Rehg
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Insight and Solidarity by William Rehg
Book DescriptionDiscourse ethics represents an exciting new development in neo-Kantian moral theory. William Rehg offers an insightful introduction to its complex theorization by its major proponent, Jurgen Habermas, and demonstrates how discourse ethics allows one to overcome the principal criticisms that have been leveled against neo-Kantianism. Addressing both "commun-itarian" critics who argue that universalist conceptions of justice sever moral deliberation from community traditions, and feminist advocates of the "ethics of care" who stress the moral significance of caring for other individuals, Rehg shows that discourse ethics combines impartiality with solidarity. He provides the first systematic reconstruction of Habermas's theory and explores its relationship to the work of such contemporary philosophers as Charles Taylor. His book articulates a bold alternative to the split between the "right" and the "good" in moral theory and will greatly interest philosophers, social and legal scholars, and political theorists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520208971
(230mm x 154mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Rehg
Pluralism and the Pragmatic Turn, Paperback (October 2001)
Current critical theory essays in the Frankfurt School tradition.
Deliberative Democracy, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by William Rehg
The contributions in this anthology address tensions that arise between reason and politics in a democracy inspired by the ideal of achieving reasoned agreement among free and equal citizens.
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Author Biography - William Rehg
William Rehg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Louis University and the translator of Between Facts and Norms by Jurgen Habermas.
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