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Those 13 essays through famous philosophers and social theorists proceed a well timed social gathering and exam of J?rgen Habermas's unfinished venture of reconstructing enlightenment rationality. concentrating on the cultural and political features of Habermas's paintings, the essays soak up severe conception and political perform, the sociology of political perform, historical-philosophical reflections on tradition, ethical improvement in youth and society, and the rules of severe social conception. Essays in a spouse volume,Philosophical Interventions in the incomplete venture of Enlightenment, examine the metaphysical facets of Habermas's paintings. jointly, the 2 volumes underscore the richness and diversity of Habermas's project.Contributors: Johann P. Amason. Andrew Arato. Seyla Benhabib. Hauke Brunkhorst. Cornelius Castoriadis. Jean Cohen. Helmut Dubiel. Klaus Eder. G?nter Frankenberg. Hans-Georg Gadamer. Axel Honneth. Johann Baptist Metz. Gertrud Nunner-Winkler. Claus Offe.
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U. Beck, Risikogesellschaft: Auf dem Weg in eine andere Moderne (Frankfurt, I986); E. Denninger, "Der Praventions-Staat," Kritischejustiz I (I988): Iff. 25. On this, see E. Denninger's detailed analysis "Verfassungsrechtliche Schliisselbegriffe," in Festschrift fur Wassermann (Neuwied, I985), p. 279ff. 26. Cf. K. H. " Archiv fur Rechtsund Sozialphilosophie (I983): 463ff; R. Alexy, Theorie der Grundrechte (Frankfurt, I986), p. 75ff. 36 Gunter Frankenberg 27. For further references, see G. Frankenberg, "Down by Law," p.
36 The legalization and the legitimation of civil disobedience have the advantage of bestowing constitutional dignity on the violation of rules, albeit at the price of displacing the conscious transgression of the law of the land and normalizing the thus dramatized protest. Here legalizers and legitimizers meet up in a peculiar way with illegalizers. Irrespective of the profound differences in their constitutional theories and politics and of the varying sensibility to the protesters' motives, they domesticate civil disobedience with the tools of legal doctrine and append civil disobedience to the binary schematism oflaw/nonlaw.
H. B. Schafer and C. Ott, Lehrbuch der okonomischen Analyse des Zivilrechts (Berlin, I986); P. Behrens, Die okonomischen Grundlagen des Rechts (Tiibingen, I986). I2. The pessimism refers to the ability of systems to steer or regulate other systems. Cf. N. Luhmann, A Sociological Theory of Law (London, I985), p. 230ff. On the concept of autopoiesis, see H. G. Maturana, Erkennen: Die Organisation und Verkorperung von Wirldichkeit (Braunschweig, I988), and M. , Autopoiesis: A Theory of Living Organization (New York, 1981).