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

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


In this assortment, Jurgen Habermas engages with a variety of twentieth-century thinkers. The essays reveal Habermas's appreciation for numerous highbrow traditions, his skill to distill the essence of alternative authors' paintings, and his striking serious powers.Habermas has defined those essays as "fragments of a background of latest philosophy." They comprise explorations of the paintings of Ernst Cassirer, Karl Jaspers, and Gershom Scholem, in addition to responses to buddies and co-workers akin to Karl-Otto Apel, author and filmmaker Alexander Kluge, and Michael Thuenissen. The ebook additionally contains items at the theologian Johann Baptist Metz and the Finnish thinker Georg Henrik von Wright.

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