Foucault Contra Habermas: Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory

Foucault Contra Habermas: Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory

by Samantha Ashenden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803977700

ISBN-13: 9780803977709

Pub. Date: 09/13/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Foucault contra Habermas is an incisive examination of, and a comprehensive introduction to, the debate between Foucault and Habermas over the meaning of enlightenment and modernity. It reprises the key issues in the argument between critical theory and genealogy and is organised around three complementary themes: defining the context of the debate; examining

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Foucault contra Habermas is an incisive examination of, and a comprehensive introduction to, the debate between Foucault and Habermas over the meaning of enlightenment and modernity. It reprises the key issues in the argument between critical theory and genealogy and is organised around three complementary themes: defining the context of the debate; examining the theoretical and conceptual tools used; and discussing the implications for politics and criticism.

In a detailed reply to Habermas' Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, this volume explains the difference between Habermas' philosophical practice and Foucault's between the analytics of truth and the politics of truth. Many of the most difficult arguments in th

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803977709
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/13/1999
Series:
Philosophy and Social Criticism series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Samantha Ashenden and David Owen
Foucault, Habermas and the Politics of Critique
Orientation and Enlightenment - David Owen
An Essay on Critique and Genealogy
Critical Spirituality - Thomas Osborne
On Ethics and Politics in the Later Foucault
Pas de deux - Daniel W Conway
Habermas and Foucault in Genealogical Communication
To Think and Act Differently - James Tully
Foucault's Four Reciprocal Objections to Habermas' Theory
Questions of Criticism - Samantha Ashenden
Habermas and Foucault on Civil Society and Resistance
Normalizing Democracy - Mitchell Dean
Foucault and Habermas on Democracy, Liberalism and Law
The Agony and the Ecstasy - Simon Thompson
Foucault, Habermas and the Problem of Recognition

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