Foucault Contra Habermas
Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory
- Samantha Ashenden - Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
- David Owen - University of Southampton, UK
In a detailed reply to Habermas' Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, this volume explains the difference between Habermas' philosophical practice and Foucault's between the analytics of truth and the politics of truth. Many of the most difficult arguments in the exchange are subject to a detailed critical analysis. This examination also includes discussion of the ethics of dialogue; the practice of criticism; the politics of recognition , and the function of civil society and democracy.