Critique & Power – Recasting the Foucault/ Habermas Debate (Paper)
Thompson ?programming Your Atari? Computer (paper Only)
Habermas and the Cosmopolitan Condition is a concise and detailed analysis of one of the most influential thinkers of our time that demonstrates the importance of Habermas’ theory of cosmopolitanism for contemporary debates regarding global order. In Habermas and the Cosmopolitan Condition, Amsalu Tebeje Tesfahun discusses Habermas' theory of communicative action, public sphere and discourse theory of law and democracy in order to analyze his conception of the cosmopolitan condition as a constitutionally structured multilevel global governance without global government geared towards a global realization of human rights and democracy. Tesfahun then offers a critical examination of Habermas' cosmopolitan project. He shows how the development of cosmopolitan consciousness and global public sphere is compromised by economic globalization and the difficulty of overcoming global social and economic inequalities through world domestic politics. He argues that popular based nationalism might make the state serve majority of people in postcolonial south. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in the fields of international political and social theory.
Minetti Contributions To Nephrology – ?debates? In Nephrology (paper Only)
In this book, the author offers a critical assessment of the state of critical theory as expounded in the works of its most recent adherent - Jurgen Habermas. The author argues that under Habermas's stewardship, critical theory has taken a wrong turn, and this has left it conceptually ill-equipped to serve as a critical theory of contemporary society. The roots of this problem lie in Habermas's jettisoning the Hegelian and dialectical heritage of critical theory for one grounded in the moral philosophy of Kant. This is explained by what the author argues is a serious misreading of Hegel, associating dialectics with absolutist tendencies, or in the case of Adorno, with aporia and fatalism. The author proceeds to expose these misreadings, arguing that a return to Hegel is not only viable but necessary if we are to return the critical impulse to critical theory.
The Nature of Consciousness – Philosophical Debates (Paper)