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Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought

Essays in Adorno's Aesthetic Theory

The essays are organized around the twin themes of semblance and subjectivity. Whereas the concept of semblance, or illusion, points to Adorno's links with Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, the concept of subjectivity recalls his lifelong struggle with a philosophy ofconsciousness stemming from Kant, Hegel, and Lukács.

Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy
A Contemporary Re-Examination of His Thought

This major study reassesses the work of the American pragmatist George Herbert Mead (1863-1931), which had a significant impact in fields ranging from metaphysics and ethics to sociology and social psychology.

Twenty Years Later
Edited by Larry May and Jerome Kohn

This collection of essays brings Arendt's work into dialogue with contemporary philosophical views.

Essays on Kant's Cosmopolitan Ideal
Critical Essays on The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity
The Frankfurt School and the Rule of Law
A Study of Habermas's Pragmatics

Language and Reason opens up new territory for social theorists by providing the first general introduction to Habermas's program of formal pragmatics: his reconstruction of the universal principles of possible understanding that, he argues, are already operative in everyday communicative practices.

The East European and East German Experience

The nine essays in this volume explore such topics as the characteristics and shortcomings of state socialist societies and of democratic capitalism, the role of ethnic politics in East European transitions, issues of retribution and restitution in the transition to a democratic society based on a private economy, and the effects the collapse of Communism have had on Western democracies and on the Left in particular.

A Study in Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory
Paradigm of a Metaphor for Existence

Shipwreck with Spectator traces the evolution of the complex of metaphors related to the sea, to shipwreck, and to the role of the spectator in human culture from ancient Greece to modern times.

The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts
East, West

Clause Offe has contributed greatly to our understanding of social policy and the odyssey of advanced capitalism in the late 20th century. Modernity and the State, a dozen essays written over the last decade, develops his earlier lines of interest and extends them to the new societies emerging in Central-Eastern Europe.

Selected Early Writings

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

New Perspectives

This collection of essays by German and American scholars will help familiarize English-speaking readers with the most important results of this recent work and, in conjunction with a companion volume of Horkheimer's essays, Between Philosophy and Social Science, should provide a much fuller and deeper picture of his role in the history of modern social theory.

Its History, Theories, and Political Significance
Three Studies
Remarks on Discourse Ethics

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

Recasting the Foucault/Habermas Debate
Edited by Michael Kelly

The book juxtaposes key texts from Foucault and Habermas; it then adds a set of reactions and commentaries by theorists who have taken up the two alternative approaches to power and critique. The result is a guide for those seeking to understand and build on an unfinished debate between two of the 20th century's most important philosophers.

In this first serious work on the theory of civil society to appear in many years, Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato contend that the concept of civil society articulates a contested terrain in the West that could become the primary locus for the expansion of democracy and rights.

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