A comprehensive and scholarly exploration of the personal and philosophical origins of André Gorz's work, this book includes a unique analysis of his early untranslated texts, as well as critical discussion of his relationship to the work of Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Marx and Habermas. Reassessing pivotal notions such as the 'lifeworld' and the 'subject', it argues that Gorz has pioneered a person-centred social theory in which the motive and meaning of social critique is firmly rooted in people's lived experience.
About the Author
Finn Bowring is Simon Marks Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.
Table of ContentsPreface List of Abbreviations Introduction to a Life Sartre and the Existential Subject Gorz and the Moral Conversion An Existential Journey Marxism, Alienation, and the End of Work Ecological Crisis and the Limits to Economic Rationality Critical Theory and the Sociology of the Subject Freedom and its Foundations: Towards a Person-Centred Social Theory Afterword: A Conversation with Gorz Bibliography Index