Moral Images Of Freedom

Moral Images Of Freedom

by Drucilla Cornell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847697924

ISBN-13: 9780847697922

Pub. Date: 08/27/2007

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers such as Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter Benjamin. The book responds to nihilistic claims about the empty purpose of critical theory in a world so utterly captured by violence in all of its worst…  See more details below

Overview

Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers such as Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter Benjamin. The book responds to nihilistic claims about the empty purpose of critical theory in a world so utterly captured by violence in all of its worst forms. It draws together a sweeping thread of hope found in the work of a broad range of critical theorists and addresses the challenges to decolonize critical theory itself and sustain a commitment to the possibilities of socialism.

About the Author:
Drucilla Cornell is professor of political science, women's studies, and comparative literature at Rutgers University and chair of philosophy and law at the University of Cape Town

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697922
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Series:
New Critical Theory Series
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction: The Struggle for Redemptive Imagination     1
Kantian Beginnings to the Legacy of Critical Theory: The Harmonious Play of Freedom     11
Dignity in Dasein: Between Thrownness and Hospitality     39
Symbolic Form as Other: Ethical Humanism and the Vivifying Power of Language     75
Decolonizing Critical Theory: The Challenge of Black Existentialism     105
Redemption in the Midst of Phantasmagoria: Dispelling the Fate of Socialism     137
Conclusion: Heeding Piedade's Song-Toward a Transnational Feminist Solidarity     151
Bibliography     165
Index     169
About the Author     177

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