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Title The persistence of critical theory / Gabriel R. Ricci, editor.

Publication Info. New Brunswick (U.S.A.) : Transaction Publishers, [2017]


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 Axe Special Collections Reitz  301.072 P431 2017    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xvii, 257 pages ; 26 cm.
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Series Culture & civilization, 1947-6280 ; volume 8
Culture & civilization ; v. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The latest volume of Culture & Civilization gathers contemporary exponents of critical theory, specifically those based in the Frankfurt School of social thinking. Collectively, this volume demonstrates the continuing intellectual viability of critical theory, which challenges the limits of positivism and materialism. We may question how the theoretical framework of Marxism fails to coordinate with the conditions that defined labor forces, as did Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, or deliberate on the conditions that justify the claims we make through public discourse, as did Jürgen Habermas. Or, like Axel Honneth, we may reflect on recognition theory as a means of addressing social problems. Whatever our objective, the focus of critical theory continues to be the consciousness of established "positive" interests that, without debate, may sustain injustices or conditions which the public may not have chosen to impose. Throughout the hardship of punitive dismissal and exile in the 1930s and 40s, and the shock of the New Left in the 1960s and 70s, and finally the later linguistic and pragmatic turn, the Frankfurt School has sustained the idea that people escape disaffection and alienation when their knowledge of the social and political world is dialectically mediated through creative interaction.
Contents Critical theory in Germany : on the way into the twenty-first century / Samuel Salzborn -- The Frankfurt School, critical theory, and sociology at the Institute for Social Research (1950 to 1960) / Alex Demirovi -- The dialectification of science and philosophy / Charles Reitz -- From complex classlessness to complex denaturalization : on Marx, Luhmann, and critical theory / Darrow Schecter -- Transnational governmentality and civil society : ambivalences of power in a globalized world / Ina Kerner -- Neo-noir dialectics and the subject of crisis / Fabio Vighi -- The concept of "crisis" in the thought of Cornelius Castoriadis / Christos Memos -- Language, action, and power : a critique of pragmatist critical theory / Michael J. Thompson -- Habermas's critique of the production paradigm / Ingo Elbe -- Sympathy regulated by communicative reason : Horkheimer, Habermas, and animals / Ryan Gunderson -- The promise and problem of recognition theory / Paddy McQueen -- Female resistance or the politics of death? Rethinking Antigone / Claudia Leeb -- We cannot draw closed the net in which we are caught : Walter Benjamin's fragment Capitalism as religion / Judith Mohrmann.
Subject Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Critical theory.
Frankfurt school of sociology.
Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (OCoLC)fst00548007
Frankfurt school of sociology. (OCoLC)fst00933734
Critical theory. (OCoLC)fst00883690
Kritische Theorie (DE-588)4073840-1
Added Author Ricci, Gabriel R., 1948- editor.
ISBN 1412864283

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