CFP (ASECS 2015, 19-22 March, Los Angeles): "Perspectives on Habermas"
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Thomas Burger's translation of Jurgen Habermas' The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. While Habermas' work had enjoyed some prominence, Burger's translation resulted in the proliferation of exciting scholarship that engaged Habermas' key concepts: the public sphere, communicative rationality, the ideal speech situation, and discourse ethics. Because so much of Habermas' work is indebted to eighteenth century thinkers, his ideas continues to resonate at this conference, whether in applications or critiques.
This roundtable will present perspectives, followed by what should be compelling conversation, about Habermas' continuing relevance or lack thereof.
Proposals considering any perspective on Habermas are warmly invited from scholars working in a wide variety of disciplines. 4-5 presentations will be 10-15 minutes to allow time for discussion.