Habermas’ turn?

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Abstract

How a thinker comes to adopt or change a view may be regarded as either a strictly theoretical or biographical issue. First, looking backward at my completed philosophical-political profile of Habermas, I elucidate how biographical methodology can yield a coherent yet dynamically evolving profile rather than a static portrait. Second, examining Habermas’ thinking after 2000, the year my published biography of him ends, I venture a biographical-philosophical hypothesis that in what appears to be Habermas’ turn after 11 September 2001, or in his decisive self-choice, he is faithful to the basic motives and core intuitions that brought him to critical theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalPhilosophy & Social Criticism
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • 9/11
  • biography
  • cosmopolitanism
  • critical theory
  • existentialism
  • Jürgen Habermas
  • religion
  • Søren Kierkegaard
  • terror
  • UN

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  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Habermas’ turn? / Matustik, Martin.

In: Philosophy & Social Criticism, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 21-36.

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Matustik, Martin. / Habermas’ turn?. In: Philosophy & Social Criticism. 2006 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 21-36.
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