Re: Foucault and Habermas

In a message dated 6/11/99 1:32:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Hanstao@xxxxxxx

> Is anyone aware whether Foucault and Habermas ever debated
> one another? If so does anyone have the reference? A colleague
> of mine maintains this debate took place but could not locate the
> reference. Also any other references relating to their differences would
> be appreciated.

I do not recall a debate between the two, but Foucault is included in
Habermas' debate with Lyotard. Some of this can be found in "The
Philosophical Discourse of Modernity." Apparently, the beginning of this
debate began in 1980 when Habermas called these postmodernists, 'Young
Conservatives." He included Derrida, foucault, and Lyotard, among them.


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