Over the last half decade or so, Jurgen Habermas has increasingly employed the interview format, both as a means of presenting
his changing views on philosophical topics in an accessible way, and as a means of debating current social and political issues.
This new, expanded edition of "Autonomy and Solidarity" includes an additional five interviews in which Habermas discusses
such themes as the history and significance of the Frankfurt School, the social and political development of post-war Germany,
the moral status of civil disobedience, the implications of the "Historians' Dispute", and the function of national identity
in the modern world. Never before published autobiographical material covering Habermas' early years at the Frankfurt Institute
for Social Research is followed by an extended philosophical interrogation of his latest thinking on the relations between
ethics, morality and law.
With an extended introduction by Peter Dews, exploring the status and prospects of Critical
Theory in the light of the recent revolutionary transformations in Europe, "Autonomy and Solidarity" should be of interest
and value both to newcomers and those already familiar with Habermas' thought.