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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Funda marked it as to-read Jul 22, Ozgur is currently reading it Sep 09, Specifically she calls upon critical theory to integrate into its conceptual framework ideas of ‘friendship’ and ‘solidarity’ and other conceptual discriminations of the ‘concrete’onrm, and lived experience of human subjects. 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.
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To ask other readers questions about Critique, Norm, and Utopiaplease sign up. That is, as we see in such works as Dewey’s The Public and Its Problems, ‘solidarity’, ‘friendship’, ‘need’ and the ‘concrete other’ are very much present alongside a demystifying critique of the colonization of the lifeworld by ‘instrumental reason’ in Weber’s sense.
Diego marked it as to-read Jul 16, Benhabib argues that we can embrace and extend the communicative ethics laid out by Jurgen Habermas.
Critique, Norm, and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations of Critical Theory
Indeed, as Joas has shown, this is Dewey’s understanding of critique in a nutshell. Mans Ali rated it really liked it Nov 28, Clara marked it as to-read Sep 19, Her suggestion to modify the theory of communicative action to integrate a concept of, and practices with regard to, a ‘concrete as opposed to a generalized other’ lead her in very interesting directions.
I used this text as an interpretative approach to understanding several of Habermas’ works. Sebastian rated it really liked it Sep 18, Benhabib is an exceptionally clear thinker, and here she takes us through the frustrating terrain of the normativity of critical social theory.
She applies her admirably sharp and focused critical skills to unpacking the consequences of Habermas’ adaptation of Mead’s concept of the ‘generalized other’. Nicholas added it Jan 25, Muhammad Alfan marked it as to-read Jan 09, David Anderson rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Todd rated it liked it May 15, Esma marked it as to-read Dec 20, Joonas marked it as to-read Jan 31, Kevin Yang marked it as tuopia Sep 02, Books by Seyla Benhabib.
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Adam marked it as to-read May 04, Nov 03, Brendan rated it it was amazing. Axel Honneth and Hans Joas in particular have shown this to be the case. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving…. Critique, Norm, and Utopia: Be the first to ask a question about Critique, Norm, and Utopia.
Bryan added it May 28, Carlos rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Mark Fitzpatrick marked it as to-read Nov 25, 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. Maggie rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Sarah rated it it was amazing May 22, Gina Eom rated it really liked it Feb 27, Leah marked it as to-read Jan 07, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Paul marked it as to-read Mar 10, 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She is the author Seyla Benhabib is a Turkish 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.
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 then.
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