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The opinion system [electronic resource] : impasses of the public sphere from Hobbes to Habermas / Kirk Wetters.

Author/Creator:
Wetters, Kirk.
Publication:
New York : Fordham University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (311 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Public opinion.
Opinion (Philosophy).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This title revises the concept of the public sphere by examining opinion as a foundational concept of modernity. It focuses on interpretive shifts begun in the Enlightenment and cemented by the French Revolution to restore the concept of 'opinion' to a central role in our understanding of the political public sphere.
Contents:
Fama and fatum in Virgil's Aeneid
Manifestations of the public sphere in Christoph Martin Wieland
Nomos, Gnomae (the council of war)
Representation and opinion (Koselleck, Habermas, Derrida)
Politics and belief (the parable of the sower)
The opinion system and the re-formation of the individual (Hobbes, Locke, Mendelssohn, Fichte, and Goethe)
Polystrophon gnoman (Pindar and HoĢˆlderlin)
Lichtenberg's "opinions-system" (Meinungen-system).
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8232-3576-9
0-8232-4824-0
OCLC:
801846612