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Foucault Contra Habermas : Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory - Samantha Ashenden

Foucault Contra Habermas

Recasting the Dialogue between Genealogy and Critical Theory

By: Samantha Ashenden (Editor), David Owen (Editor)

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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 th

Introduction
Foucault, Habermas and the Politics of Critique
Orientation and Enlightenment
An Essay on Critique and Genealogy
Critical Spirituality
On Ethics and Politics in the Later Foucault
Pas de deux
Habermas and Foucault in Genealogical Communication
To Think and Act Differently
Foucault's Four Reciprocal Objections to Habermas' Theory
Questions of Criticism
Habermas and Foucault on Civil Society and Resistance
Normalizing Democracy
Foucault and Habermas on Democracy, Liberalism and Law
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Foucault, Habermas and the Problem of Recognition
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ISBN: 9780803977716
ISBN-10: 0803977719
Series: Philosophy and Social Criticism Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34