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The terms of cultural criticism : the Frankfurt School, existentialism, poststructuralism, Richard Wolin

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The terms of cultural criticism : the Frankfurt School, existentialism, poststructuralism
Title
The terms of cultural criticism
Title remainder
the Frankfurt School, existentialism, poststructuralism
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wolin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Though seldom examined together, the Frankfurt School, existentialism, and poststructuralism have clear commonalities as well as considerable differences. All three address the apparent collapse of European tradition, and they have all posed formidable challenges to such legacies of the Enlightenment as political liberalism, instrumental reason, and self-positing subjectivity. The Terms of Cultural Criticism enters into lively debate with these highly influential schools of thought, reflecting on ways in which Enlightenment precepts, rather than being fundamentally mistaken, have historically miscarried. Each intellectual current is surveyed with a view to its historical adequacy, since each emerged, writes Wolin, "from the ruins of twentieth-century historical experience in order to offer intellectual guidance for a Western cultural context that has seemingly lost its raison d'etre." The contributions in Part I address the efforts of the Frankfurt School theorists to define the relation of Critical Theory to the Western philosophical tradition, their turn toward a philosophy of history, and the utopianism of Adorno's aesthetics. In Part II, Wolin explores connections between the thought of Carl Schmitt and political existentialism, examines the political insights of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and contrasts Sartre's and Heidegger's understandings of history. The concluding section of The Terms of Cultural Criticism critically surveys the works of three important recent figures--Richard Rorty, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. The Terms of Cultural Criticism is written in a spirit of "enlightenment about Enlightenment." In his provocative introductory essay, Wolin shows that when the critique of "reason" is at issue, only the hand that inflicted the wound can cure the disease. He believes not that our Enlightenment heritage should be jettisoned, but that a contemporary critique of that heritage must pave the way for a new, positive conception of the meaning of enlightenment. In this way, Wolin rejects many currently fashionable renunciations of reason and seeks to rehabilitate the methods of immanent criticism
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Wolin, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM24
LC item number
.W655 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Critical theory
  • Existentialism
  • Poststructuralism
  • Postmodernism
  • Pragmatism
  • Cultuurkritiek
  • Frankfurter Schule
  • Existentiefilosofie
  • Postmodernisme
  • Poststructuralisme
  • Théorie critique
  • Existentialisme
  • Structuralisme
  • Postmodernisme
  • Pragmatisme
  • Critical theory
  • Existentialism
  • Postmodernism
  • Poststructuralism
  • Pragmatism
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The terms of cultural criticism : the Frankfurt School, existentialism, poststructuralism, Richard Wolin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Critical theory and the dialectic of rationalism -- The Frankfurt School : from interdisciplinary materialism to philosophy of history -- Mimesis, utopia, and reconciliation : a redemptive critique of Adorno's Aesthetic theory -- Carl Schmitt, political existentialism, and the total state -- Merleau-Ponty and the birth of Weberian Marxism -- Sartre, Heidegger, and the intelligibility of history -- Recontextualizing neopragmatism : the political implications of Richard Rorty's antifoundationalism -- Michel Foucault and the search for the other of reason -- The house that Jacques built : deconstruction and strong evaluation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780231076647
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92002624
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25201855
  • (OCoLC)ocm25201855
Label
The terms of cultural criticism : the Frankfurt School, existentialism, poststructuralism, Richard Wolin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Critical theory and the dialectic of rationalism -- The Frankfurt School : from interdisciplinary materialism to philosophy of history -- Mimesis, utopia, and reconciliation : a redemptive critique of Adorno's Aesthetic theory -- Carl Schmitt, political existentialism, and the total state -- Merleau-Ponty and the birth of Weberian Marxism -- Sartre, Heidegger, and the intelligibility of history -- Recontextualizing neopragmatism : the political implications of Richard Rorty's antifoundationalism -- Michel Foucault and the search for the other of reason -- The house that Jacques built : deconstruction and strong evaluation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780231076647
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92002624
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25201855
  • (OCoLC)ocm25201855

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