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Habermas, Modernity and Law

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ISBN13: 9780761951377
ISBN: 0761951377
Published: May 1996
Publisher: Sage Publications
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The work of Jurgen Habermas has long been regarded as central to the development of social and political theory and philosophy in the late 20th century. The thinker has signalled the importance of exploring modern legal theory to our understanding of democratic society.;This volume provides an introduction to this key development in Habermas' work. With chapters ranging from the possibility of valid law to discourse ethics and human rights, the author successfully integrate a broad range of Habermas' writings with his most recent thoughts on the place of the law in contemporary theory. The author himself contributes a postscript to the book, providing an overview of the current thinking.

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Introduction - Law in Habermas's theory of communicative action, Mathieu Deflem; How is Valid Law possible? a review of ""Between facts and norms"" by Jurgen Habermas, David M. Rasmussen; Approaching the production of law through Habermas's concept of communicative action, Pierre Guibentif; Discourse ethics and human rights in criminal procedure, Peter Bal; On reconstructive legal and political theory, Bernhard Peters; Postscript to""Between facts and norms"", Jurgen Habermas; Habermas, modernity and law - a bibliography, Mathieu Deflem.