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Habermas, Lyotard and the Concept of Justice

  • Stanley Raffel

Part of the Edinburgh Studies in Culture and Society book series (ESCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Stanley Raffel
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  3. Stanley Raffel
    Pages 13-48
  4. Stanley Raffel
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  5. Stanley Raffel
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 118-122

About this book

Introduction

Habermas' recent work makes a major claim: to be able to determine what is the most rational thing to do. Postmodernists, notably Lyotard, have perhaps successfully belittled this claim as too positivistic. This book does not dispute the validity of the postmodern critique but it is concerned to resist the irrationality which, thus far, seems to coincide with anti-positivism. The author looks at the concept of justice, as one that is both essential to Habermas and Lyotard but is also utilized in their work only in constricted and unimaginative ways.

Keywords

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) concept critique Habermas Jean-François Lyotard Jürgen Habermas justice knowledge positivism success work

Authors and affiliations

  • Stanley Raffel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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