The Liberating Power of Symbols

Philosophical Essays
Author(s): Jurgen Habermas
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2014
Product Number: EB00629329
Released: Dec 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780745694337
Publisher: Polity
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In this new collection of lectures and essays Jurgen Habermas engages with a wide range of figures in twentieth-century thought. The book displays once again his ability to capture the essence of a thinker's work, his feeling for the texture of intellectual traditions and his outstanding powers of critical assessment.Habermas has described these essays as 'fragments of a history of contemporary philosophy'. The volume includes explorations of the work of Ernst Cassirer, Karl Jaspers and Gershom Scholem, as well as reponses to friends and colleagues such as Michael Thuenissen, Karl-Otto Apel and the writer and film-maker Alexander Kluge. It also includes pieces on the Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright and the theologian Johann Baptist Metz.This new volume will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Habermas and twentieth-century philosophy.

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