Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy by Karin de Boer

Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

EditorKarin de Boer, R. Sonderegger

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Does philosophical critique have a future? What are its possibilities, limits and presuppositions? This collection by outstanding scholars from various traditions, responds to these questions by examining the forms of philosophical critique that have shaped continental thought from Spinoza and Kant to Marx, Foucault, Derrida and Rancière.

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RUTH SONDEREGGER Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetic Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. She is the author of Für eine Ästhetik des Spiels. Hermeneutik, Dekonstruktion und der Eigensinn der Kunst (2000), the co-editor of Golden Years – Queere Subkultur zwischen 1959 und 1974 (2006), and has published widely on aesthe...
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Title:Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 25, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230245226

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Table of Contents

Introduction; R.Sonderegger& K.de Boer
Critique, Dissent, Disciplinarity; J.Butler
Spinoza; A.Tosel
Rousseau, Kant and the Shadow of Philosophical Auto-Criticism; P.Quadrio
Critique in a New Light: Kant and the Copernican Revolution; H.Caygill
Hegel's Conception of Immanent Critique; K.de Boer
Karl Marx: Critique as Practice; R.Celikates
Nietzsche: Genealogy as Critique; C.Acampora
Freud: Psychoanalytic Critique and Beyond; E.Rottenberg
Walter Benjamin and the Project of Critique; T.Lijster
Adorno's Critique of Late Capitalism: Negative, Explanatory, and Practical; F.Freyenhagen
Construction and Critique: Habermas' Conception of Practical Validity; M.Cooke
Prophecy and Parrêsia: Foucauldian Critique and the Political Role of Intellectuals; C.Hendricks
Derrida: Trusting Mistrusting Kant; O.Custer
Bourdieu and Rancière: Negative versus Affirmative Critique; R.Sonderegger

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"De Boer and Sonderegger have compiled an invaluable historical inventory of conceptions of critique from Spinoza to Rancière. Beginning with a riveting essay by Judith Butler, who recalls that critique is the condition for dissent, this volume provides Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Adorno, Foucault, among others, with fresh and challenging philosophical profiles. All students of critique will want this volume on their bookshelf." - Jay Bernstein, New School for Social Research, New York, USA"This is a uniquely rich and diverse volume which offers both historical reconstructions of (mostly) post-Kantian conceptions of critique and evaluative discussions of the nature and future of critique as a method. I very much recommend this book to anyone interested in questions of normativity and justification." - Béatrice Han-Pile, University of Essex, UK