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    Introduction

    Ashenden, Samantha and Owen, D. (1999) Introduction. In: Ashenden, Samantha and Owen, D. (eds.) Foucault contra Habermas: recasting the dialogue between genealogy and critical theory. London, UK: Sage Publications, pp. 143-165. ISBN 9780803977716.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Foucault contra Habermas is an incisive examination of, and a comprehensive introduction to, the debate between Foucault and Habermas over the meaning of enlightenment and modernity. It reprises the key issues in the argument between critical theory and genealogy and is organised around three complementary themes: defining the context of the debate; examining the theoretical and conceptual tools used; and discussing the implications for politics and criticism. In a detailed reply to Habermas' Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, this volume explains the difference between Habermas' philosophical practice and Foucault's between the analytics of truth and the politics of truth. Many of the most difficult arguments in the exchange are subject to a detailed critical analysis. This examination also includes discussion of the ethics of dialogue; the practice of criticism; the politics of recognition , and the function of civil society and democracy.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 14:11
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19820

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