The View From 1776

Better Late Than Never

Stanley Fish relates the late-in-life, still conflicted, bending toward religious truth of Jurgen Habermas, a German political philosopher devoted to Marxian pragmatism and critical theory.

Does Reason Know What It Is Missing?


In his earlier work, Habermas believed, as many did, that the ambition of religion to provide a foundation of social cohesion and normative guidance could now, in the Modern Age, be fulfilled by the full development of human rational capacities harnessed to a