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Foucault Contra Habermas - Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,165
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Foucault Contra Habermas - Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory (Hardcover): Samantha Ashenden, David...
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Foucault Contra Habermas - Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory (Hardcover)

Samantha Ashenden, David Owen

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Foucault contra Habermas is an incisive examination of, and a comprehensive introduction to, the debate between Foucault and Habermas over the meaning of enlightenment and modernity. It reprises the key issues in the argument between critical theory and genealogy and is organised around three complementary themes: defining the context of the debate; examining the theoretical and conceptual tools used; and discussing the implications for politics and criticism. In a detailed reply to Habermas' Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, this volume explains the difference between Habermas' philosophical practice and Foucault's between the analytics of truth and the politics of truth. Many of the most difficult arguments in the exchange are subject to a detailed critical analysis. This examination also includes discussion of the ethics of dialogue; the practice of criticism; the politics of recognition , and the function of civil society and democracy.

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