chapter  1
Foundations From the philosophical foundations
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FROM THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS… Jürgen Habermas’s first major work is aptly titled Knowledge and Human Interests [1] (KHI). It is here that Habermas establishes the philosophical foundations for the stream of social-theoretical and sociological studies that have followed in the twenty years since the design of KHI was first announced in Habermas’s inaugural lecture at Frankfurt in June of 1965. Although Habermas has had second thoughts about some aspects of KHI he still holds fast to its central convictions. It is still the best point of entry to his work.