Bringing discursive ideals to legal facts: On Baxter on Habermas [Book Review]

Philosophy and Social Criticism 40 (2):195-203 (2014)
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In Between Facts and Norms (1992) Habermas set out a theory of law and politics that is linked both to our high normative expectations and to the realities consequent upon the practices and institutions meant to put them into effect. The article discusses Hugh Baxter’s Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy and the drawbacks he finds in Habermas’ theory. It focuses on raising questions about and objections to some of the author’s leading claims

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Christopher Zurn
University of Massachusetts, Boston


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