Political Philosophy and Public Purpose

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory

Editors: Thompson, Michael J. (Ed.)

  • Offers the first full and in-depth handbook account of critical theory from the Frankfurt School through today
  • Explores central themes and concepts of critical theory from diverse perspectives in political science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, comparative literature, art and aesthetics, and history
  • Contains contributions from leading scholars and critical theorists from around the world
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This handbook is the only major survey of critical theory from philosophical, political, sociological, psychological and historical vantage points. It emphasizes not only on the historical and philosophical roots of critical theory, but also its current themes and trends as well as future applications and directions. It addresses specific areas of interest that have forged the critical theory tradition, such as critical social psychology, aesthetics and the critique of culture, communicative action, and the critique of instrumental reason. It is intended for those interested in exploring the influential paradigm of critical theory from multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives and understanding its contribution to the humanities and the social sciences.

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Michael J. Thompson is Associate Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science, William Paterson University, USA.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Introduction: What Is Critical Theory?

    Thompson, Michael J.

    Pages 1-14

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  • Critical Theory and Resistance: On Antiphilosophy and the Philosophy of Praxis

    Bronner, Stephen Eric

    Pages 17-42

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  • Marx’s Influence on the Early Frankfurt School

    Kautzer, Chad

    Pages 43-65

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  • Lukács’ Theory of Reification and the Tradition of Critical Theory

    Kavoulakos, Konstantinos

    Pages 67-85

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  • Totality, Reason, Dialectics: The Importance of Hegel for Critical Theory from Lukács to Honneth

    Dahbour, Omar

    Pages 87-108

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eBook 139,99 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory
Editors
  • Michael J. Thompson
Series Title
Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55801-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55801-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55800-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 739
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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