Truth and Justification

Truth and Justification

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In this important book, Jurgen Habermas takes up certain fundamental questions of philosophy. While much of his recent work has been concerned with issues of morality and law, in this new work Habermas returns to the traditional philosophical questions of truth, objectivity and reality which were at the centre of his earlier classic book Knowledge and Human Interests. In this new work Habermas returns to the traditional philosophical questions of truth, objectivity and reality. Habermas pursues these questions from the perspective of his own formal pragmatic theory which is based on an analysis of speech acts and language use. He asks: How can the idea that our world exists independently of our attempts to describe it be reconciled with the insight that we can never reach reality without the mediation of language? Addresses the limits of philosophy and reassesses the relation between theory and practice from a `post-Marxist' perspective.show more

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  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 9780745695006

Table of contents

Translator's Introduction VII Introduction: Realism after the Linguistic Turn 1 1. Hermeneutic and Analytic Philosophy: Two Complementary Versions of the Linguistic Turn 51 2. From Kant's "Ideas" of Pure Reason to the "Idealizing" Presuppositions of Communicative Action: Reflections on the Detranscendentalized "Use of Reason" 83 3. From Kant to Hegel: On Robert Brandom's Pragmatic Philosophy of Language 131 4. From Kant to Hegel and Back Again: The Move toward Detranscendentalization 175 5. Norms and Values: On Hilary Putnam's Kantian Pragmatism 213 6. Rightness versus Truth: On the Sense of Normative Validity in MoraiJudgments and Norms 237 7. The Relationship between Theory and Practice Revisited 277 Notes 293 Index 321show more

About J?rgen Habermas

Jurgen Habermas is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt.show more

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