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Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Hugh Baxter


Though many legal theorists are familiar with Jürgen Habermas's work addressing core legal concerns, they are not necessarily familiar with his earlier writings in philosophy and social theory. Because Habermas's later work on law invokes, without significant explanation, the whole battery of concepts developed in earlier phases of his career, even otherwise sympathetically inclined legal theorists face significant obstacles in evaluating his insights. A similar difficulty faces those outside the legal academy who are familiar with Habermas's earlier work. While they readily comprehend Haberma ... More

Keywords: Jürgen Habermas, social theory, philosophy, legal thought, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804769129
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Baxter, author