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Author Wetters, Kirk.

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

Published Ashland, Ohio : Fordham University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 292 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Hölderlin) -- Lichtenberg's "opinions-system" (Meinungen-system).
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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Public opinion.
Opinion (Philosophy)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780823235766