Sheyla Benhabib, Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory. New York, Columbia University Press, , pp. xv. Sheyla Benhabib, Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the. Foundations of Critical Theory. New York, Columbia University Press, , pp. xv, , $ Critique, Norm, and Utopia has 24 ratings and 3 reviews. Displaying an impressive command of complex materials, Seyla Benhabib reconstructs the history of.
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Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory
To ask other readers questions about Critique, Norm, and Utopiaplease sign up. Clara marked it as to-read Sep 19, Books by Seyla Benhabib.
And while this is welcome and persuasive as a critique of Habermas, I think scholarship regarding Mead and Dewey in the 26 years since Benhabib’s book shows that the concrete other was very much a part of their own critical theories of democracy.
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Mans Benhbib rated it really liked it Nov 28, It contains a great explanation of what Habermas is trying to do, and how he is differentiated from his predecessors like Hegel, Marx and the Frankfurt School.
Bryan added it May 28, Nabil added it Sep 06, Louis Colombo marked it as to-read Nov 04, Sarah rated it it was amazing May 22, She applies her admirably sharp and focused critical skills to unpacking the consequences of Habermas’ adaptation of Mead’s concept of the ‘generalized other’.
Where Benhabib accuses Habermas of falling back into the same kinds of problems of his predecessors when he must use philoso Benhabib is an exceptionally clear thinker, and here she takes us through the frustrating terrain of the nork of critical social theory. She is the author Seyla Benhabib is a Nprm Jewish professor of political science and philosophy at Yale, and director of the program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, and a well-known contemporary philosopher.
Kevin Yang marked it as to-read Sep 02, I attended a very critical theory rich graduate school in philosophy and think it may be even more meaningful and useful to me now as it could have been critiaue. Gina Eom rated it really liked it Feb 27, Nythamar De Oliveira rated it really liked it Jul 15, Where Benhabib accuses Habermas of falling back into the same kinds of problems of his predecessors when he must use philosophically historical narratives to privilege his universal pragmatics over other contemporary post-traditional approaches.
Tiago Porto marked it as to-read Aug 10, Minkah marked it as to-read Aug 31, I used this text as an interpretative approach to understanding several of Habermas’ works.
Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory by Seyla Benhabib
Benhabib argues that we can embrace and extend the communicative ethics laid out by Jurgen Habermas. This is one the best interpretations of Critical Theory and Habermas’ approach to critical theory going.
Sep 17, Andrew rated it brnhabib was amazing. Paperbackpages. Benhabib is an exceptionally clear thinker, and here she takes us through the frustrating terrain of the normativity of critical social theory.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nicholas added it Jan 25, That is, I think Adorno might have something a bit more to say in retort to her critique that he is still operating under the pretensions of ‘the philosophy of the subject’ especially in light of the dialectical unpacking of the art object and its potential in Aesthetic Theory.
Displaying an impressive command of complex materials, Seyla Benhabib reconstructs the history of theories from a systematic point of view and examines the origins and transformations of the concept of critique from the works of Hegel to Habermas. The criticisms she offers at each stage of the main theoretical appropriations of a general critical theory of society by Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Habermas are clear and thoughtful.
I think that perhaps her discussion of Adorno is a bit quick with regard to the turn to Mimesis and aesthetics as the location of emanicpation. It also contains a searching criticism of Habermas’ discourse ethics