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Description - Knowledge and Human Interests by Jurgen Habermas

Habermas describes Knowledge and Human Interests as an
attempt to reconstruct the prehistory of modern positivism with the
intention of analysing the connections between knowledge and human
interests. Convinced of the increasing historical and social
importance of the natural and behavioural sciences, Habermas makes
clear how crucial it is to understand the central meanings and
justifications of these sciences. He argues that for too long the
relationship between philosophy and science has been distorted.
In this extraordinarily wide-ranging book, Habermas examines the
principal positions of modern philosophy - Kantianism, Marxism,
positivism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, the philosophy of science,
linguistic philosophy and phenomenology - to lay bare the structure
of the processes of enquiry that determine the meaning and the
validity of all our statements which claim objectivity.
This edition contains a postscript written by Habermas for the
second German edition of Knowledge and Human Interests.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745604596
ISBN-10: 0745604595
Format: Paperback / softback
(221mm x 171mm x 3mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Jun-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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