Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason

Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason

by David Owen
     
 
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,

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415153522
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/1997
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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