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Metacritique : The Philosophical Argument of Jurgen Habermas - Garbis Kortian

Metacritique

The Philosophical Argument of Jurgen Habermas

Paperback Published: 13th October 1980
ISBN: 9780521296182
Number Of Pages: 144

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Jurgen Habermas asserts, in the Preface to Knowledge and Human Interests, that a radical critique of knowledge, that is a metacritique of epistemology, is only possible as a social theory. In this essay, Garbin Kortian discusses the implications and philosophical import of this thesis, which is central to Habermas's work, through a critical account of the German philosophical tradition in which it stands. He relates the 'metacritical dimension' of Haberbas's thought to Hegel's critique of Kant, Marx's critique of Hegel, and the Frankfurt school's critique of positivism. Kortian presents his perspective on the philosophical problems Habermas's argument faces: the primacy of practice, this philosophy of understanding and the hermeneutic concept of understanding. This book, which was originally published in French, will interest students of philosophy and of the social and political sciences."

From an analytical perspective
Introduction
The problem
Hegel and the speculative structure of critical theory
Habermas and Enlightenment
Knowledge and interest
The practical perspective of critical theory and its aporias
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ISBN: 9780521296182
ISBN-10: 0521296188
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 13th October 1980
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.19

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