Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason [NOOK Book]

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Maturity and Modernity is the first book to analyze Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault as a tradition of theorising and to chart the development of genealogy as a mode of critique. It provides clear accounts of the main ideas of Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (as well as a useful Glossary) and illustrates the relations between these thinkers at methodological, substantive and politcal levels.
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Overview

Maturity and Modernity is the first book to analyze Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault as a tradition of theorising and to chart the development of genealogy as a mode of critique. It provides clear accounts of the main ideas of Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (as well as a useful Glossary) and illustrates the relations between these thinkers at methodological, substantive and politcal levels.
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Examines the work of Nietzsche, Weber, and Foucault as a distinct trajectory of modern thought, tracing the emergence and development of genealogy as a form of immanent critique. Aims to clarify the relations between these thinkers and to respond to Habermas' charge that they are nihilists by showing how genealogy as a practical activity is directed towards the achievement of human autonomy. Includes a glossary. This paperback edition is the same as the original published in 1994. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135083076
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations used in the text
Introduction 1
1 Kant and the Question of Maturity 7
2 The Transformation of Critique: Nietzsche and Genealogy 17
3 The Genealogy of Modernity: Nietzsche, Asceticism and Nihilism 33
4 The Politics of the Ubermensch: Nietzsche, Maturity and Modernity 63
5 Genealogy as Cultural Science: Weber, Methodology and Critique 84
6 The Genealogy of Modernity: Weber, Asceticism, and Disenchantment 101
7 The Politics of 'Personality': Weber, Maturity and Modernity 123
8 Genealogy as Historical Ontology: Foucault, Methodology and Critique 140
9 The Genealogy of Modernity: Foucault, Humanism and Biopolitics 163
10 The Politics of Critique: Foucault, Maturity and Modernity 197
Conclusion 214
Glossary 219
Notes 225
Bibliography 239
Name index 248
Subject index 250
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