Thompson, Michael J.

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: What Is Critical Theory?
Michael J. Thompson

Part I. The Hegelian-Marxist Roots of Critical Theory

2. Critical Theory and Resistance: On Antiphilosophy and the Philosophy of Praxis
Stephen Eric Bronner

3. Marx’s Influence on the Early Frankfurt School
Chad Kautzer

4. Lukács’ Theory of Reification and the Tradition of Critical Theory
Konstantinos Kavoulakos

5. Totality, Reason, Dialectics: The Importance of Hegel for Critical Theory from Lukács to Honneth
Omar Dahbour

6. Why Students of the Frankfurt School Will Have to Read Lukács
Andrew Feenberg

Part II. Critical Epistemology and the Aims of Social Research

7. Critical Theory and the Historical Transformations of Capitalist Modernity
Moishe Postone

8. Critical Theory as Radical Comparative–Historical Research
Harry F. Dahms

9. The Frankfurt School and the Critique of Instrumental Reason
Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker

10. Materialism in Critical Theory: Marx and the Early Horkheimer
David A. Borman

11. Critique as the Epistemic Framework of the Critical Social Sciences
Michael J. Thompson

Part III. The Sociology of Culture and Critical Aesthetics

12. Theories of Culture in the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory
Christoph Henning

13. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory

James Freeman

14. Art and the Concept of Autonomy in Adorno’s Kant Critique
Max Paddison

15. Judging by Refraining from Judgment: The Artwork and Its Einordnung

Gerhard Richter

16. Aesthetics as the Precondition for Revolution
Dirk Michel-Schertges

17. What Does It Mean To Be Critical? On Literary and Social Critique in Walter Benjamin
Nathan Ross

Part IV. Critical Social Psychology and the Study of Authoritarianism

18. Theory and Class Consciousness
David Norman Smith

19. The Frankfurt School, Authority, and the Psychoanalysis of Utopia
C. Fred Alford

20. The Social Psychology of Critical Theory
Lauren Langman

21. The Social Psychology of Authority
Mark P. Worrell

22. The Fromm–Marcuse Debate and the Future of Critical Theory
Neil McLaughlin

Part V. The Communicative Turn, Discourse Ethics, and Recognition

23. The Metaethics of Critical Theories
Titus Stahl

24. Collective Agency and Intentionality: A Critical Theory Perspective
Barbara Fultner

25. Recognition, Social Systems and Critical Theory
Spyros Gangas

26. Recognition, Identity and Subjectivity
Heikki Ikäheimo

27. The Sociological Roots and Deficits of Axel Honneth’s Theory of Recognition
Mariana Teixeira

Part VI. Future Directions in Critical Theory

28. Experience and Temporality: Toward a New Paradigm of Critical Theory
Espen Hammer

29. Critical Theory of Human Rights
Lars Rensmann

30. Immanent Critique and the Exhaustion Thesis: Neoliberalism and History’s Vicissitudes
Robert J. Antonio

31. Critical Theory and Global Development
David Ingram

32. The New Sensibility, Intersectionality, and Democratic Attunement: The Future of Critical Theory and Humanity
Arnold Farr

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Political Theory, Political Sociology, Political Philosophy, Political History, Political Science, Social Philosophy

Publication year
Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Page amount
17 pages
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