Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis: Beyond Reification

Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis: Beyond Reification


This quantity explores hazard of making a political final result from the idea of the early years of the Frankfurt tuition, countering the commonly-made feedback that severe thought is extremely speculative. With chapters exploring the paintings of figures significant to the Frankfurt tuition, together with Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Habermas and Honneth, severe concept and the problem of Praxis finds that it is just with a set and dogmatic version of politics that severe conception is incompatible, and that it may in reality yield a wealthy number of political versions, starting from new varieties of Marxism to extra modern ‘dialogical’ types focused at the politics of identification. With consciousness to new methods of contrasting alienation and reification in modern different types of social service provider, this publication demonstrates that the concept of the Frankfurt tuition can in reality be a useful software not just for constructing a critique of complicated capitalism, but in addition for originating replacement versions of political praxis. As such, it's going to entice students of social and political thought, with pursuits in classical sociological suggestion and continental philosophy.

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