From Communicative Action to the Face of the Other: Levinas and Habermas on Language, Obligation, and Community

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Although the continental philosophers JYrgen Habermas and Emmanuel Levinas are both inescapably important to an array of debates in contemporary moral theory, they are rarely assessed in relation to each other. Not only are their basic agendas different--whereas Habermas's discourse ethics are framed within a general concern for democratic political theory, Levinas's work is largely indifferent, if not hostile, to political concerns--but their philosophical styles dramatically contrast as well. Steven Hendley's study is ...

From Communicative Action to the Face of the Other: Levinas and Habermas on Language, Obligation, and Community 2000, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739101407

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From Communicative Action to the Face of the Other: Levinas and Habermas on Language, Obligation, and Community 2000, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739101414

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