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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 14:38:51 -0500
Subject: HAB: Yet another book

Has anybody heard about this?

(copied in

"The Liberating Power of Symbols: Philosophical Essays (Studies in
Contemporary German Social Thought)"

by Jurgen Habermas, Peter Dews (Translator)

Our Price: $17.95

This item will be published on March 19, 2001. You may order it now and we
will ship it to you when it arrives.

Paperback - 136 pages (March 19, 2001)
MIT Press; ISBN: 0262582058

Editorial Reviews
Book Description 
In this collection Jürgen Habermas engages with a wide range of
twentieth-century thinkers. The essays display Habermas's appreciation for
various intellectual traditions, his ability to distill the essence of other
authors' work, and his outstanding critical powers.

Habermas has described these essays as "fragments of a history of
contemporary philosophy." They include explorations of the work of Ernst
Cassirer, Karl Jaspers, and Gershom Scholem, as well as responses to friends
and colleagues such as Karl-Otto Apel, writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge,
and Michael Thuenissen. The book also includes pieces on the theologian
Johann Baptist Metz and the Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright.


Martin B.

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