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eBook Re-Presenting the Good Society (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought) ePub

by Thomas McCarthy,Maeve Cooke

  • ISBN: 026203347X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Thomas McCarthy,Maeve Cooke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (April 7, 2006)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1358 kb
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In her stimulating study, Maeve Cooke passionately defends a democratic critical social theory that negotiates between sensitivity to historical context and the demand for g validity. She presents a powerful vision of the ideal of a good society that can orient our praxis. This book ought to be consulted by anyone concerned with the current viability of critical social theory. -Richard J. Bernstein, Vera List Professor of Philosophy, New School University.

For many years, SCGST was the pre-eminent book series on German political philosophy . Re-Presenting the Good Society.

For many years, SCGST was the pre-eminent book series on German political philosophy, publishing important translations from Adorno, Bloch, Gadamer, Habermas, Marcuse, Schmitt, and others. Though still widely respected in philosophy, political science, sociology, and history, the series is no longer active. Books in this Series.

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These re-presentations are, Cooke argues provocatively, regulative ideas .

These re-presentations are, Cooke argues provocatively, regulative ideas that have an imaginary, fictive character. Contemporary critical social theories face the question of how to justify the ideas of the good society that guide their critical analyses. Traditionally, these more or less determinate ideas of the good society were held to be independent of their specific sociocultural context and historical epoch.

Re-Presenting the Good Society book. Re-Presenting the Good Society (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought). Traditionally, these more or less determinate ideas of the good society were A proposal for negotiating the tension between an anti-authoritarian impulse and a guiding idea of validity in critical social theory. 026203347X (ISBN13: 9780262033473).

During the war years he lived in Oxford, in New York, and in Los Angeles, continuing to produce numerous books on music, literature, and culture. Categories: Education. After the violent break brought about by National Socialism and World War II, this tradition has recently come to life again, and indeed to such an extent that contemporary German social thought has begun to approach the heights earlier attained.

by the radical critique of reason in contemporary French poststructuralism.

Habermas takes up the challenge posed by the radical critique of reason in contemporary French poststructuralism.

McCarthy's contribution to this tradition of thought comprises, first, further .

McCarthy's contribution to this tradition of thought comprises, first, further development of its philosophical and methodological underpinnings, particularly on issues surrounding the putative universality of modern Western ideas, practices, and institutions; second, interpretation and elaboration of Habermas's ideas that brought them into closer contact with Anglo-American traditions of philosophy and social theory, especially American Pragmatism; and third, application of th.

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Re-presenting the good society. Main Author: Cooke, Maeve. Series: Studies in contemporary German social thought. Subjects: Critical theory. Sociology Philosophy. Corporate Authors: ProQuest (Firm). Social sciences Philosophy.

A proposal for negotiating the tension between an anti-authoritarian impulse and a guiding idea of context-transcending validity in critical social theory.

Contemporary critical social theories face the question of how to justify the ideas of the good society that guide their critical analyses. Traditionally, these more or less determinate ideas of the good society were held to be independent of their specific sociocultural context and historical epoch. Today, such a concept of context-transcending validity is not easy to defend; the "linguistic turn" of Western philosophy signals the widespread acceptance of the view that ideas of knowledge and validity are always mediated linguistically and that language is conditioned by history and context. In Re-Presenting the Good Society, Maeve Cooke addresses the justificatory dilemma facing critical social theories: how to maintain an idea of context-transcending validity without violating anti-authoritarian impulses. In doing so she not only clarifies the issues and positions taken by other theorists―including Richard Rorty, Jürgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, and Judith Butler―but also offers her own original and thought-provoking analysis of context-transcending validity. Because the tension between an anti-authoritarian impulse and a guiding idea of context-transcending validity is today an integral part of critical social theory, Cooke argues that it should be negotiated rather than eliminated. Her proposal for a concept of context-transcending validity has as its central claim that we should conceive of the good society as re-presented in particular constitutively inadequate representations of it. These re-presentations are, Cooke argues provocatively, regulative ideas that have an imaginary, fictive character.