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Title Critical theory : current state and future prospects / edited by Peter Uwe Hohendahl & Jaimey Fisher
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2001


Description 1 online resource (x, 317 pages)
Contents 1. From the eclipse of reason to communicative rationality and beyond -- 2. Is experience still in crisis? Reflections on a Frankfurt School lament -- 3. Mega melancholia : Adorno's Minima moralia -- 4. Stumbling into modernity : body and soma in Adorno -- 5. Aesthetic politics today : Walter Benjamin and port-Fordist culture -- 6. Critique and self-reflection : the problematization of morality -- 7. Dialogical rationality and the critique of absolute autonomy -- 8. Civil society in the information age : beyond the public sphere -- 9. Between rights and hospitality : cosmopolitan democracy, nation, and cultural identity -- 10. A question of grounding : reconstruction and strict reflexion in Habermas and Apel -- 11. Critical theory and systems theory -- 12. Observations on observations : some remarks on Adorno's aesthetic theory -- 13. Normativity and its limits : toward a residual ethics in critical theory
Summary The retirement of the distinguished philosopher Jurgen Habermas from his chair at the University of Frankfurt signalled an important caesura in the history of Critical Theory: the transition from the Habermasian project, to different forms of inquiry in the work of the next generation. This change-over happens at a time when it has become clear that Habermas's systematic exploration of communicative rationality has reached the point where both its achievements and its limitations had become evident. The essays collected in this volume address the problems connected with this transition, partly by returning to the insights of the first generation (Adorno and Benjamin), partly by focusing on questions raised by Habermas's work. Whatever the difference in the authors' positions, this collection gains its unity through their common interest in the significance and value of Critical Theory today and in its future as a philosophical project
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-300) and index
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Subject Critical theory -- Congresses
PHILOSOPHY -- Criticism.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Critical Theory.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Existentialism.
Critical theory
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Hohendahl, Peter Uwe, editor
Fisher, Jaimey, editor
ISBN 9781782388562