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Critical theory

Author: Alan How
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave MacMillan, 2003.
Series: Traditions in social theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Critical Theory examines the intellectual contribution made by the tradition of Frankfurt School Critical Theory to our understanding of modern life.
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Named Person: Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas; Jurgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan How
ISBN: 0333751515 9780333751510 0333751523 9780333751527
OCLC Number: 52070597
Description: xiii, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. 1. Historical Contours --
2. Early Days, Early Doubts: From Optimism to Ambiguity --
3. Disillusion and the Emergence of the Nietzschean Streak --
4. The Reconstruction of Critical Theory: From Ideology Critique to Communicative Reason --
pt. 2. Substantive Ideas: The First Generation --
5. Rationalisation as Reification --
6. Critical Theory, the Family and the Narcissistic Personality --
pt. 3. Substantive Ideas: The Second Generation --
7. Overcoming the Impasse: Habermas's Reconstruction of Critical Theory --
8. Critical Theory and Postmodernism --
pt. 4. Conclusion --
9. Why Read Critical Theory Now?
Series Title: Traditions in social theory.
Responsibility: Alan How.
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