Phenomenology Online

A Resource for Phenomenological Inquiry

Jürgen Habermas is widely considered as the most influential thinker in Germany over the past decade (1970-80). As a philosopher and sociologist he has mastered and creatively articulated an extraordinary range of specialized literature in the social sciences, social theory and the history of ideas in the provocative critical theory of knowledge and human interests. His roots are in the tradition of German thought from Kant to Marx, and he has been associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theorists which pioneered in the study of the relationship of the ideas of Marx and Freud.