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Jurgen Habermas

The motivating thought concerns the reconciliation of a modernity which has fallen apart, the idea that without surrendering the differentiation that modernity has made possible in the cultural, the social and economic spheres, one can find forms of living together in which autonomy and dependency can truly enter into a non-antagonistic relation, that one can walk tall in a collectivity that does not have the dubious quality of backward-looking substantial forms of community.

Resources

  • HABERMAS --an electronic forum and (virtual) community devoted to discussion and debate of Jurgen Habermas and issues concerning his social theory.

  • Habermas Links --a few links from the ANU  English Department.

  • Habermas Online --may well be the most extensive website on the work of Jürgen Habermas.

  • Jürgen Habermas Webography --an annotated guide in the traditional format. 

  • The Jürgen Habermas Web Resource --a hypertext project which began as a class project on the rhetorical theory.

Essay's and Interviews

Martin Heidegger

'Nothing Nuths' --Das Nichts Nichtet.

Introduction to Metaphysics

Resources

  • Ereignis --a comprehensive Heidegger guide.

  • HEIDEGGER --an electronic forum for discussion and experimentation pertaining to the writings of Martin Heidegger (Archive).

  • Heidegger Profile --reprint from Microsoft Encarta.

Essay's and Interviews

Jean-François Lyotard

Knowledge is and will be produced in order to be sold, it is and will be consumed in order to be valorized in a new production: in both cases, the goal is exchange. Knowledge ceases to be an end in itself, it loses its use-value.

The Postmodern Condition

Resources

Essay's and Interviews