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Author: Rahel Jaeggi; Frederick Neuhouser
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series: New directions in critical theory
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favour after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this work, Rachel Jaeggi draws on the Hegelian philosophical tradition, phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, and recent work in the analytical tradition to reconceive alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rahel Jaeggi; Frederick Neuhouser
ISBN: 9780231151986 0231151985
OCLC Number: 989166937
Notes: Prevod dela: Entfremdung.
Description: XXV, 274 str. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword, by Axel Honneth Translator's Introduction, by Frederick Neuhouser Preface and Acknowledgments Part 1. The Relation of Relationlessness: Reconstructing a Concept of Social Philosophy 1. "A Stranger in the World That He Himself Has Made": The Concept and Phenomenon of Alienation 2. Marx and Heidegger: Two Versions of Alienation Critique 3. The Structure and Problems of Alienation Critique 4. Having Oneself at One's Command: Reconstructing the Concept of Alienation Part 2. Living One's Life as an Alien Life: Four Cases 5. Seinesgleichen Geschieht or "The Like of It Now Happens": The Feeling of Powerlessness and the Independent Existence of One's Own Actions 6. "A Pale, Incomplete, Strange, Artificial Man": Social Roles and the Loss of Authenticity 7. "She but Not Herself": Self-Alienation as Internal Division 8. "As If Through a Wall of Glass": Indifference and Self-Alienation Part 3. Alienation as a Disturbed Appropriation of Self and World 9. "Like a Structure of Cotton Candy": Being Oneself as Self-Appropriation 10. "Living One's Own Life": Self-Determination, Self-Realization, and Authenticity Conclusion: The Sociality of the Self, the Sociality of Freedom Notes Works Cited Index
Series Title: New directions in critical theory
Other Titles: Entfremdung.
Responsibility: Rahel Jaeggi ; translated by Frederick Neuhouser and Alan E. Smith ; edited by Frederick Neuhouser.


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Through a compelling combination of acute analysis and rich phenomenological description, Rahel Jaeggi brings alienation back to the center of political philosophy. She argues alienation concerns a Read more...

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