Ends of Solidarity, The: Discourse Theory in Ethics and Politics

SUNY Press, 1 de gen. 2009 - 276 pàgines
Jürgen Habermas s discourse theory demands that human beings see themselves in relations of solidarity that cross national, racial, and religious divides. While his theory has won adherents across a spectrum of contemporary debates, the required vision of solidarity has remained largely unexplored. In The Ends of Solidarity, Max Pensky fills this void by examining Habermas s theory of solidarity, while also providing a comprehensive introduction to the German philosopher s work. Pensky explores the impact of Habermasian discourse theory on a range of contemporary debates in politics and ethics, including the prospect of a cosmopolitan democracy across national borders; the solidarity demanded by the integration process in the European Union; the demands that immigration dynamics make on inclusive democratic societies; the divisive or unifying effects of religion in Western democracies; and the current controversies in genetic technology.

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The Adventures of a Concept between Fact and Norm
2 No forced UnityCosmopolitan Democracy National Identityand Political Solidarity
Studies in Immigration Law and Policy
The Dynamics of Immigration and the Constitutional Project of the European Union
5 Brussels or Jerusalem?Civil Society and Religious Solidarity in the New Europe
Discourse Ethics
Genetic Technologies Philosophical Anthropology and the Ethical SelfUnderstanding of the Species

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Max Pensky is Professor of Philosophy at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is the author of Melancholy Dialectics: Walter Benjamin and the Play of Mourning; editor of The Actuality of Adorno: Critical Essays on Adorno and the Postmodern, also published by SUNY Press; and translator and editor of Habermas s The Past as Future: Vergangenheit als Zukunft.

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