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Commentary on Jürgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures
copyright 1985 by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
translated by Frederick Lawrence
published 1987 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (Cambridge)

Introduction by Thomas McCarthy[edit]

I. Modernity’s Consciousness of Time and Its Need for Self-Reassurance[edit]

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II. Hegel’s Concept of Modernity[edit]

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Excursus on Schiller’s “Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man”[edit]

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III. Three Perspectives: Left Hegelians, Right Hegelians, and Nietzsche[edit]

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Excursus on the Obsolescence of the Production Paradigm[edit]

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IV. The Entry into Postmodernity: Nietzsche as a Turning Point[edit]

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V. The Entwinement of Myth and Enlightenment: Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno[edit]

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VI. The Undermining of Western Rationalism through the Critique of Metaphysics: Martin Heidegger[edit]

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VII. Beyond a Temporalized Philosophy of Origins: Jacques Derrida’s Critique of Phonocentrism[edit]

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Excursus on Leveling the Genre Distinction between Philosophy and Literature[edit]

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VIII. Between Eroticism and General Economics: Georges Bataille[edit]

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IX. The Critique of Reason as an Unmasking of the Human Sciences: Michel Foucault[edit]

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X. Some Questions Concerning the Theory of Power: Foucault Again[edit]

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XI. An Alternative Way out of the Philosophy of the Subject: Communicative versus Subject-Centered Reason[edit]

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Excursus on Cornelius Castoriadis: The Imaginary Institution[edit]

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