Toward a Rational Society

Student Protest, Science, and Politics

; Jeremy J. Shapiro (Oversetter)

Universities must transmit technically exploitable knowledge. That is, they must meet an industrial society's need for qualified new generations and at the same time be concerned with the expanded reproduction of education itself. Les mer
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Universities must transmit technically exploitable knowledge. That is, they must meet an industrial society's need for qualified new generations and at the same time be concerned with the expanded reproduction of education itself. In addition, universities must not only transmit technically exploitable knowledge, but also produce it. This includes both information flowing from research into the channels of industrial utilization, armament, and social welfare, and advisory knowledge that enters into strategies of administration, government, and other decision-making powers, such as private enterprises. Thus, through instruction and research the university is immediately connected with functions of the economic process.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Translator's Preface vii


Chapter One: The University in a Democracy-Democratization of the University 1


Chapter Two: Student Protest in the Federal Republic of Germany 13


Chapter Three: The Movement in Germany: A Critical Analysis 31


Three Intentions


First Justification: The Theory of Imperialism


Second Justification: Neoanarchism


Third Justification: Cultural Revolution


The Actual Results


The Source of the Protest Potential


What Is to Be Done?


Chapter Four: Technical Progress and the Social Life-World 50


Chapter Five: The Scientization of Politics and Public Opinion 62


Chapter Six: Technology and Science as "Ideology" 81


Notes 123


Index 129

Om forfatteren

Jurgen Habermas is a German philosopher and sociologist in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere. In 2014, Prospect readers chose Habermas as one of their favourites among the "world's leading thinkers". Jeremy J. Shapiro, is an American academic, a professor at Fielding Graduate University who works in the area of critical social theory with emphasis on the social and cultural effects of information technology and systems, social change, and the aesthetics of music.