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The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction

Uwe Steinhoff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547807
eISBN:
9780191720758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547807.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Jürgen Habermas seeks to defend the Enlightenment and with it an “emphatical”, “uncurtailed” conception of reason against the post-modern critique of reason on the one hand, and against so-called ... More


Conclusion

Uwe Steinhoff

in The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547807
eISBN:
9780191720758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547807.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The results are summarised along with further critical comments on Habermas' methodology.


Political Philosophy, Social Theory, and Critical Republicanism

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 1 offers an overall presentation of the critical republican approach and an overview of the book. It situates the French republican tradition in relation to contemporary Anglophone political ... More


Dialogic Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the intellectual context of the works of Jürgen Habermas and Hans‐Georg Gadamer. Both thinkers successfully utilize language and dialogue to develop a viable perspective on political theory, ... More


Liberal Democracy and the Critical Alternative

John S. Dryzek

in Deliberative Democracy and Beyond: Liberals, Critics, Contestations

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250431
eISBN:
9780191717253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925043X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Recounts the roots of the deliberative turn in democratic theory in liberalism and critical theory. Losing sight of its critical theory origins, deliberative democracy gains an ever‐closer ... More


Constructing Policy Theory: Ideas, Language, and Discourse

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the renewed interest in the role of ideas, language and discourse in policy studies. Distinguishing postempiricist from mainstream perspectives, the discussion sets the stage ... More


The Failure of Discourse Ethics and the Theory of Communicative Action in Their Attempted Empirical Demonstration and Application to Politics, Law and Society

Uwe Steinhoff

in The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547807
eISBN:
9780191720758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547807.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The chapter provides a detailed description and critical discussion of Habermas' attempts to make the theory of communicative action and discourse ethics fruitful beyond the narrower moral and ... More


What Children Really Need: Towards a Critical Theory of Family Structure

Shelley Burtt

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The ’new familists’ argue that sociological evidence on the relation between traditional two‐parent nuclear family and positive outcomes for their children justifies public‐policy measures aimed at ... More


 Locating Difference: Theological Imagination, Narrative Expression, and Critical Discourse

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to laying out a general groundwork for the Catholic imagination as a critical lens—and suggesting a variety of ways that the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar aids critics in articulating ... More


The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Howard Felperin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The critical school of ‘new historicism’ is very much at the centre of contemporary debates on literary studies and theory. Much ‘new historicist’ writing has focused ... More


The Science Wars, Ecology, and the Left

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the academy, the so-called Science Wars of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s were waged largely by those on the left who were interested in the theories and findings of the several disciplines in which ... More


Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Carl Raschke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

For theorists in search of a political theology that is more responsive to the challenges now facing Western democracies, this book tenders a new political economy anchored in a theory of value. The ... More


Critique

Samuel A. Chambers

in The Lessons of Rancière

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927210
eISBN:
9780199980529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927210.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Rancière has never made the question of critical theory his explicit focus, but this chapter traces an important thread concerning this question—a thread that runs across the entirety of Rancière's ... More


The Lessons of Rancière

Samuel A. Chambers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927210
eISBN:
9780199980529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927210.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

“Liberal democracy” is the name given to a regime that much of the world lives in or aspires to, and both liberal and deliberative theorists focus much of their intellectual energy on working to ... More


A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Michael P. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The turn of the millennium has brought with it a vigorous revival in the interdisciplinary study of theology and art. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, as a specific category of ... More


Travelling Theory: To the Present

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with Shakespeare criticism and radical critical theory and explores how this radical theory has travelled to South Africa in the last 25 years. It is based on the conviction that ... More


Introduction 1

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book and provides summaries of background ideas in feminist theory and analytic philosophy that are helpful for understanding the material that follows. ... More


Jews, Theory, and Ends

Shai Ginsburg, Martin Land, and Jonathan Boyarin

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter discusses the intersections of the terms Jews, theory, and ends. These intersections have informed strategies of scholarly and intellectual engagements with society, ... More


Sustainable Critique and Critical IR Theory: Against Emancipation

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How does sustainable critique differ from other appropriations of Frankfurt school social theory—the focus of “third” and “fourth” debate—into IR? The answer lies in differentiating the work of ... More


Dealing with Racism—Looking for Justice

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

in Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

For the scholars who disagree with the solutions put forward in the previous chapter, it is whites who must dismantle the racialized society. But since the majority group benefits from the racialized ... More


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