The Fragmented World of the Social: Essays in Social and Political Philosophy

The Fragmented World of the Social: Essays in Social and Political Philosophy

by Axel Honneth
     
 

ISBN-10: 079142300X

ISBN-13: 9780791423004

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

The essays in this book weave together insights and arguments from such diverse traditions as German critical theory, French philosophy and social theory, and recent Anglo-American moral and political theory, offering a unique approach to the political and theoretical consequences of the modernism/postmodernism discussion. Through an analysis of central themes in…  See more details below

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The essays in this book weave together insights and arguments from such diverse traditions as German critical theory, French philosophy and social theory, and recent Anglo-American moral and political theory, offering a unique approach to the political and theoretical consequences of the modernism/postmodernism discussion. Through an analysis of central themes in classical Marxism and early critical theory, the author shows how recent work in a variety of traditions converges on the need to question familiar distinctions between material production and culture, the public and the private, and the political and the social, and to reconsider the conceptions of agency and power that have informed them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791423004
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
SUNY Series in Social and Political Thought
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Author's Introduction
1Domination and Moral Struggle: The Philosophical Heritage of Marxism Reviewed3
2Work and Instrumental Action: On the Normative Basis of Critical Theory15
3A Fragmented World: On the Implicit Relevance of Lukacs' Early Work50
4Critical Theory61
5From Adorno to Habermas: On the Transformation of Critical Social Theory92
6Foucault and Adorno: Two Forms of the Critique of Modernity121
7A Structuralist Rousseau: On the Anthropology of Claude Levi-Strauss135
8Embodied Reason: On the Rediscovery of Merleau-Ponty150
9The Struggle for Recognition: On Sartre's Theory of Intersubjectivity158
10Rescuing the Revolution with an Ontology: On Cornelius Castoriadis' Theory of Society168
11The Fragmented World of Symbolic Forms: Reflections on Pierre Bourdieu's Sociology of Culture184
12Moral Consciousness and Class Domination: Some Problems in the Analysis of Hidden Morality205
13Pluralization and Recognition: On the Self-Misunderstanding of Postmodern Social Theories220
14The Limits of Liberalism: On the Political-Ethical Discussion Concerning Communitarianism231
15Integrity and Disrespect: Principles of a Conception of Morality Based on a Theory of Recognition247
16Decentered Autonomy: The Subject after the Fall261
Notes and References273
Index325

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