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Metacritique By Garbis Kortian

Metacritique
by Garbis Kortian

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Jurgen Habermas asserts, in the Preface to Knowledge and Human Interests, that a radical critique of knowledge 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.
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Metacritique: The Philosophical Argument of Jurgen Habermas by Garbis Kortian

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.

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Table of Contents


From an analytical perspective Charles Taylor and Alan Montefiore; Introduction; 1. The problem; 2. Hegel and the speculative structure of critical theory; 3. Habermas and Enlightenment; 4. Knowledge and interest; 5. The practical perspective of critical theory and its aporias.

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GOR009948441
Metacritique: The Philosophical Argument of Jurgen Habermas by Garbis Kortian
Garbis Kortian
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1980-08-14
144
0521296188
9780521296182
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