Studies in Dialectics

edited by Justin Burke

Jürgen Habermas has been described as “a dialectical thinker in the best Hegelian sense” [1], and, even more enthusiastically, as the “master dialectician of our time,” [2] yet no extended study of dialectic in his thought has ever been undertaken. This book will thus be the first attempt, in any language, to consider the dialectical influences, content and implications of Habermas’s work. As such, it will comprise chapters contributed by an interdisciplinary team of many of the world's top Habermas scholars, drawn not only from philosophy and sociology, but also from the fields of law, literary and political theory, hermeneutics, history, democracy, communication and media studies. This volume will not only begin to fill a significant gap in Habermas studies, but will, at the same time, open up a new field of dialectical research into his enormous (and still-expanding) body of work.

Forthcoming from Routledge in 2025.

1. Richard Bernstein, “Comment on the Relationship of Habermas’s Views to Hegel” in Hegel’s Social and Political Thought, edited by D.P. Verene (1980) p. 234.

2. Thelma Lavine, “Philosophy and the Dialectic of Modernity”, in Perspectives on Habermas, edited by L.E. Hahn (2000) p. 139.