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Wittgenstein and the idea of a critical social theory : a critique of Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar

Author: Nigel Pleasants
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought, 15.
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This book uses the philosophy of Wittgenstein as a perspective from which to challenge the idea of a critical social theory, represented pre-eminently by Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar.
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Pleasants, Nigel, 1962-
Wittgenstein and the idea of a critical social theory.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
(DLC) 99022356
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Pleasants
ISBN: 0203263820 9780203263822 9780203056059 0203056051 0415189535 9780415189538
OCLC Number: 50553440
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 211 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Wittgenstein and critical social theory; Does Wittgenstein mean what he says? The rejection of 'theory' and 'explanation'; Winch, Wittgenstein and critical social theory; Wittgenstein's rule-following remarks and critical social theory: deconstructing tacit knowledge and transcendental rules; Hayek's and Giddens's epistemological argument against socialism: a myth of symbolism?; 'Free to act otherwise'? Questioning the reality of Bhaskar's realist ontology.
Series Title: Routledge studies in social and political thought, 15.
Responsibility: Nigel Pleasants.
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