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Description - Insight and Solidarity by William Rehg

Discourse 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, Juergen Habermas, and demonstrates how discourse ethics allows one to overcome the principal criticisms that have been levelled against neo-Kantianism. Addressing both "communitarian" 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 a 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 "right" and "good" theories of justice and should interest philosophers, social and legal scholars, and political scientists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520208971
ISBN-10: 0520208978
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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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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