File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2001/habermas.0101, message 52


Subject: Re: HAB: Help, please
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 15:27:29 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)



On 14 Jan 2001 19:02:57 -0000 teeckard-AT-bulldog.unca.edu wrote:

> Can anyone direct me to important passages where Habermas talks about the 
feasibility of a paradigm shift toward a critical method and rising above the 
current paradigm that distinguishes positivist methods and hermeneutics when 
studying human beings?

Passages? How about books. The two most obvious, it seems to me, are Knowledge 
and Human Interests and On the Logic of the Social Sciences. Both are older so 
I'd also recommend Postmetaphysical Thinking, esp. the essays "The horizon of 
modernity is shifting" and "Themes in postmetaphysical thinking."

ken



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