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The Opinion SystemImpasses of the Public Sphere from Hobbes to Habermas$
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Kirk Wetters

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229888

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229888.001.0001

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Introduction and Overview

Introduction and Overview

(p.1) Introduction and Overview
The Opinion System

Kirk Wetters

Fordham University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the origins of private and public opinion and the views of Jürgen Habermas on sociological tradition (with focus on his work The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere). It also presents chapter overviews and summary of central arguments.

Keywords:   private opinion, public opinion, sociological tradition, Jürgen Habermas

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