File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2001/habermas.0101, message 82


Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 12:34:40 -0800
Subject: Re: HAB: Yet another book


Hi Martin,

I'm pretty sure that's a translation of (at least part of) _Vom sinnlichen
Eindruck zum symbolischen Ausdruck_, a 1997 book from Suhrkamp.

Best,

Kevin


>Has anybody heard about this?
>
>(copied in amazon.com):
>
>
>"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 Jrgen 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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