The Derrida-Habermas Reader Lasse Thomassen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The work is not easy reading, and I did not read it beginning to end. Reading about Latham's ideas (Report of a Surveyor, 1984, available from Flat Time Ho) instigated some questions concerning the Enlightenment and reading. This chapter – included in Lasse Thomassen's The Derrida – Habermas Reader – discusses the joint letter written by Habermas and Derrida in the early 21st century. Renowned German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has expressed his doubts about the current state of affairs in the European Union. But then there's this weird inclusion of Derek Parfit, whom I did not realize had much in common with Habermas, Derrida, or Lyotard. See this post and this post for context. For the pointer.) UPDATE: As the comments make clear, it's now clear this is an imposter, so readers on UPDATE (2/1, 11 AM): Once again, Leiter Reports readers get results: the fake Habermas Twitter account is gone. He sees a need for more cooperation and more democracy. And do read what you can take of the responses to Hart and to Habermas, for they will help you see the work in a larger context of thinking. Derrida, citing Habermas as an example, remarked that, "those who have accused me of reducing philosophy to literature or logic to rhetoric have visibly and carefully avoided reading me". It didn't take long for an anonymous commentator to come to Parfit's defense:.