The Handbook of Critical Theory
May 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
Editor's Introduction: David M. Rasmussen (Boston College).
Part I: Philosophy and History.
Part II: Social Science, Discourse Ethics, and Justice.
Part III: Law and Democracy.
Part IV: Civil Society and Autonomy.
Part V: Pragmatics, Psychoanalysis, and Aesthetics.
Part VI: Postmodernism, Critique and The Pathology of The Social.
Part VII: Bibliography.
* The Handbook's comprehensiveness covers all of the associated disciplines and themes: philosophy; history; social sciences; ethics; justice; law; democracy; civil society; autonomy; pragmatics; psychoanalysis; aesthetics; postmodernism; analytic philosophy and social philosophy.
"The seven fine essays comprising Parts II-IV of this book (on discourse ethics and justice, democracy and law, autonomy and civil society) join very nicely to provide a lucid and compelling account of current thinking among those who approach the meeting point with political liberalism from the critical-theory side." – Frank I. Michelman, Harvard University