Critique and Power: Recasting the Foucault/Habermas Debate / Edition 1

Critique and Power: Recasting the Foucault/Habermas Debate / Edition 1

by Michael Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262610930

ISBN-13: 9780262610933

Pub. Date: 06/06/1994

Publisher: MIT Press

Which paradigm of critique -- Foucault's or Habermas's -- is philosophically and practically superior, especially with regard to the nature and role of power in contemporary society? In shaping this collection, Michael Kelly has sought to address this question in relation to the ethical, political, and social theory of the past two decades.Michel Foucault and

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Which paradigm of critique -- Foucault's or Habermas's -- is philosophically and practically superior, especially with regard to the nature and role of power in contemporary society? In shaping this collection, Michael Kelly has sought to address this question in relation to the ethical, political, and social theory of the past two decades.Michel Foucault and Jurgen Habermas had only just begun to come to terms with one another's work when Foucault died in 1984; they had even discussed the possibility of a formal debate on "Enlightenment" in the neutral arena of the United States. In the decade since, Habermas and his supporters have continued to respond to Foucault in various ways, but Foucault's followers have not shown as strong an inclination to keep up his side of the dialogue. For this reason an invaluable exchange on the nature and limits of philosophy in the present age has never achieved its full potential.In this anthology Michael Kelly recasts the debate in a way that will open it up for further development. The book starts by juxtaposing key texts from the two philosophers; it then adds a set of reactions and commentaries by theorists who have taken up the two alternative approaches to power and critique. (Two of these essays were written especially for this volume.) The result is a guide for those seeking to understand and build on this important but unfinished debate.Essays by: Michel Foucault. Jürgen Habermas. Axel Honneth. Nancy
Fraser. Richard Bernstein. Thomas McCarthy. James Schmidt and Thomas E. Wartenberg.
Gilles Deleuze. Jana Sawicki. Michael Kelly.

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ISBN-13:
9780262610933
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/06/1994
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
421
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Sources and Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Two Lectures17
3The Critique of Reason as an Unmasking of the Human Sciences: Michel Foucault47
4Some questions Concerning the Theory of Power: Foucault Again79
5Critical Theory/ Intellectual History109
6The Art of Telling the Truth139
7Taking Aim at the Heart of the Present: On Foucault's Lecture on Kant's What Is Enlightenment?149
8Foucault's Theory of Society: A Systems-Theoretic Dissolution of the Dialectic of Enlightenment157
9Michel Foucault: A "Young Conservative"?185
10Foucault: Critique as a Philosophic Ethos211
11The Critique of Impure Reason: Foucault and the Frankfurt School243
12Foucault's Enlightenment: Critique, Revolution, and the Fashioning of the Self283
13Foldings, or the Inside of Thought (Subjectivation)315
14Foucault and Feminism: A Critical Reappraisal347
15Foucault, Habermas, and the Self-Referentiality of Critique365
Index401

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