New Book: Jürgen Habermas Volumes I and II

Camil Ungureanu, Klaus Günther and Christian Joerges are the editors of an extensive collection  with contributions from leading scholars which appeared on Ashgate in August 2011. This book examines Habermas’ theory of law by identifying its theoretical foundations as well as focusing on the critical debate of his discourse theory of law and democracy, and on the challenges posed by the postnational constellation.  

 

Jürgen Habermas Volumes I and II

International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought

Camil Ungureanu, Klaus Günther and Christian Joerges (eds), Ashgate, 2011

 

Jürgen Habermas is widely regarded as one of the outstanding intellectuals of our time. This collection focuses on the theory of law which can be distilled from his vast compendium of work. At the same time the collection places this theory in the context of Habermas’ overall contribution to the theory of society, political theory and social philosophy.

Volume I on ‘The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy’ identifies the theoretical foundations. Volume II focuses on the critical debate of Habermas’ discourse theory of law and democracy, on the challenges posed by the postnational constellation (Europeanization and processes of globalization) and on particular strands within his work, such as genetic technology and religion. Each volume is prefaced by a comprehensive introduction by the editors.

 

Contributors

Volume I: Thomas McCarthy, Robert Brandom, Richard Rorty, William Rehg, Alessandro Ferrara, Peter Niesen, Karl-Otto Apel, Charles Taylor, John P. McCormick, Jan-Werner Müller, Seyla Benhabib, Iris Marion Young, Rainer Forst (RECON member), Joshua Cohen, Albrecht Wellmer, David Ingram, Robert Alexy, Cristina Lafont, and Christopher F. Zurn.

Volume II: John Rawls, Frank I. Michelman, Niklas Luhmann, Marcello Neves, Axel Honneth, Thomas Biebricher, Camil Ungureanu, Jean L. Cohen, John P. McCormick, Erik Oddvar Eriksen (RECON Scientific Coordinator), Klaus Günther, Christoph Humrich, William E. Scheuerman, Hauke Brunkhorst (RECON Reflection Group), Rainer Forst, Michel Rosenfeld, Regina Kreide, Eduardo Mendieta, Davy Janssen and Raphaël Kies, and Maeve Cooke.


See more at the publisher’s website.

16.11.2011