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Ethics and Politics in Contemporary Theory Between Critical Theory and Post-Marxism

Human Science


by
Mark Devenney

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

In addressing the political and theoretical debates between critical and post-Marxist theorists, this book discusses the politics of communication and rationality, subjectivity, sovereignty, ethics and deliberative democracy, considering questions such as:

* Does the theory of communicative action justify deliberative democracy?

* Is a theory of hegemony compatible with an account which relies upon an ideal of communicative success?

* Is autonomy a good which should be fostered?

* Can the ideal of democracy extend beyond the nation state?

* Does post-Marxism have anything interesting to say about ethics?

Analysing the work of Ernesto Laclau and Jurgen Habermas – as representatives of different choices made in regard to theory, politics and morality – Ethics and Politics in Contemporary Theory develops a critical response to the contrasting conclusions of these approaches.

In addressing the political and theoretical debates between critical and post-Marxist theorists, this book discusses the politics of communication and rationality, subjectivity, sovereignty, ethics and deliberative democracy, considering questions such as:

* Does the theory of communicative action justify deliberative democracy?

* Is a theory of hegemony compatible with an account which relies upon an ideal of communicative success?

* Is autonomy a good which should… (more)

In addressing the political and theoretical debates between critical and post-Marxist theorists, this book discusses the politics of communication and rationality, subjectivity, sovereignty, ethics and deliberative democracy, considering questions such as:

* Does the theory of communicative action justify deliberative democracy?

* Is a theory of hegemony compatible with an account which relies upon an ideal of communicative success?

* Is autonomy a good which should be fostered?

* Can the ideal of democracy extend beyond the nation state?

* Does post-Marxism have anything interesting to say about ethics?

Analysing the work of Ernesto Laclau and Jurgen Habermas – as representatives of different choices made in regard to theory, politics and morality – Ethics and Politics in Contemporary Theory develops a critical response to the contrasting conclusions of these approaches.

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