Introduction by Thomas McCarthy. Philosophy as Stand-In and Interpreter. Reconstruction and Interpretation in the Social Sciences. Discourse Ethics: Notes on a Program of Philosophical Justification. Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action. Morality and Ethical Life: Does Hegel's Critique of Kant Apply to Discourse Ethics?. Index.
Jurgen Habermas is the author of numerous books including The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Polity, 1988), The Theory of Communicative Action (Polity, 1988) and Postmetaphysical Thinking (Polity, 1992).
'Certainly, it is this book which marks the crowning mature achievement of one whose fundamental preoccupation has always been with the articulation of questions of normativity.' Philosophical Quarterly