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The End of Progress : Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory / Amy Allen.

Author/Creator:
Allen, Amy author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
New Directions in Critical Theory
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Critical theory.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
While post- and decolonial theorists have thoroughly debunked the idea of historical progress as a Eurocentric, imperialist, and neocolonialist fallacy, many of the most prominent contemporary thinkers associated with the Frankfurt School-Jürgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, and Rainer Forst-have defended ideas of progress, development, and modernity and have even made such ideas central to their normative claims. Can the Frankfurt School's goal of radical social change survive this critique? And what would a decolonized critical theory look like?Amy Allen fractures critical theory from within by dispensing with its progressive reading of history while retaining its notion of progress as a political imperative, so eloquently defended by Adorno. Critical theory, according to Allen, is the best resource we have for achieving emancipatory social goals. In reimagining a decolonized critical theory after the end of progress, she rescues it from oblivion and gives it a future.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1. Critical Theory and the Idea of Progress
2. From Social Evolution to Multiple Modernities: History and Normativity in Habermas
3. The Ineliminability of Progress? Honneth's Hegelian Contextualism
4. From Hegelian Reconstructivism to Kantian Constructivism: Forst's Theory of Justification
5. From the Dialectic of Enlightenment to the History of Madness: Foucault as Adorno's Other "Other Son"
6. Conclusion: "Truth," Reason, and History
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Feb. 24, 2017)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231540636
OCLC:
934769543
Publisher Number:
10.7312/alle17324 doi
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