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Faktizität und Geltung Beiträge zur Diskurstheorie des Rechts und des demokratischen RechtsstaatsFflicted modern political theory from its inception and that still underlie current controversies between so called liberals and civic republicans The book includes a postscript written in 1994 which restates the argument in light of its initial reception and two appendixes which cover key developments that preceded the book Habermas himself was actively involved in the translation adapting the text as necessary to make it accessible to English speaking readers. Important thinker on democracy Highlights the importance of political discourse in the private sphere and the need for us all to become critical thinkers But difficult to get through probably because of translations Not an easy read

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Faktizität und Geltung. Beiträge zur Diskurstheorie des Rechts und des demokratischen Rechtsstaats Read ´ 108 Î In Between Facts and Norms Jrgen Habermas works out the legal and political implications of his Theory of Communicative Action 1981 bringing to fruition the In Between Facts and Norms Jrgen Habermas works out the legal and political implications of his Theory of Communicative Action 1981 bringing to fruition the project announced with his publication of The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 1962 This new work is a major contribution to recent debates on the rule of law and the possibilities of democracy in postindustrial societies but it is much The introduction by William Rehg succinctly captures t. Habermas is a philosopher that I rarely see getting a lot of credit or discussion and if I do he is usually being criticized However his political and sociological work have had a huge impact on me and the way I view civilization and power So I'm writing a review 1 to say this is a really good book And 2 that I think a lot of the criticism of Habermas comes from misinterpretation Habermas's magnum opus The Theory of Communicative Action is a sprawling and difficult work to read If you are planning on reading Facts and Norms you should at least read a summary of that work The two volumes have been criticized for applying principles in language to political theory that are too abstract to be taken seriously and creating a theory and standard of communication that is idealistic and unrealistic to impose on social and political institutions This is where I think the misinterpretation begins I agree that in his early work his dissection of language can be tedious However his overarching concept that language and communication creates a crucial medium for the relation of power structures is a huge idea From here readers are able to move beyond social ontologies of political institutions to the utility of their actions through dialogue I also don't think Habermas is trying to create an ideal language for us to perfectly adhere to Instead he creates an ontology of communication that allows one to hold institutions such as government bureaucracy media etc to a standard of how they engage with each other and with civil societySo Between Facts and Norms continues the TCA project into discussing what makes democracy and law ideal and what we as citizens and political bodies should expect from political order I actually found his later work much focused and extremely on point His meditations on law and democracy often fall on binary oppositions and how we define rights government leadership and morals within the democratic framework How do we decide what is normative vs a certain truth How do we create universal maxims while remaining in a pluralistic society Do we as citizens take a conservative view and see ourselves as agents for the state Or do we take a liberal stance that the state exists for us and the benefit of our social relations A huge amount of uestions are taken into account and discussed in addition to other great political philosophers such as Rawls Khun Weber Parsons Dworkin and My only criticism of this book is that he includes only a short section in the last chapter on the necessity of the integration feminist political and ethical theory into democracy and law Habermas gets points for being a philosopher that has addressed the need for philosophy and political theory to take feminism seriously but this theme could be a book in it's own right His take on the necessity of paying attention to women's rights and eual opportunity and the need to move away from essentialist views of gender is powerful and I wish he had spent time on it Other than that this is an incredible book and if you are looking for a modern work on political philosophy I highly recommend it

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He special nature of the work noting that it offers a sweeping sociologically informed conceptualization of law and basic rights a normative account of the rule of law and the constitutional state an attempt to bridge normative and empirical approaches to democracy and an account of the social context reuired for democracy Finally the work frames and caps these arguments with a bold proposal for a new paradigm of law that goes beyond the dichotomies that have a. I mean I understood about every other page if I was lucky But seriously apart from writing on things that I believed he could have said in much common sense terms he does make a couple of valid points on discourse theory and law mostly his discussions in regards to the relationship between law and morality