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Under Weber's shadow : modernity, subjectivity and politics in Habermas, Arendt and MacIntyre, by Keith Breen

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Under Weber's shadow : modernity, subjectivity and politics in Habermas, Arendt and MacIntyre
Title
Under Weber's shadow
Title remainder
modernity, subjectivity and politics in Habermas, Arendt and MacIntyre
Statement of responsibility
by Keith Breen
Title variation
Modernity, subjectivity and politics in Habermas, Arendt and MacIntyre
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Under Weber's Shadow" presents an extended critical evaluation of the social and political thought of Jurgen Habermas, Hannah Arendt and Alasdair MacIntyre. Although hailing from very different philosophical traditions, these theorists all take as their starting-point Max Weber's seminal diagnosis of late modernity, the view that the world-historic processes of rationalization and disenchantment are paradoxical in promising freedom yet threatening servitude under the 'iron cage' of instrumental reason. However, each rejects his pessimistic understanding of the grounds and possibilities of political life, accusing him of complicity in the very realities he sought to resist. Seeking to move beyond Weber's monological view of the self, his subjectivism and his identification of the political with domination, they offer alternative, intersubjective conceptions of the subject, ethics and politics that allow for positive future possibilities. But this incontrovertible gain, it is argued, comes at the cost of depoliticizing key arenas of human endeavour and of neglecting the reality of struggle and contestation. -- Back cover
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breen, Keith
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JA76
LC item number
.B728 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political sociology
  • Political ethics
  • Habermas, Jürgen
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • MacIntyre, Alasdair C.
  • Weber, Max
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Under Weber's shadow : modernity, subjectivity and politics in Habermas, Arendt and MacIntyre, by Keith Breen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-242) and index
Contents
Introduction ---- Modernity, politics and Max Weber --- One-sided rationalization: Habermas on modernity, discourse and emancipation --- Critiquing Habermas: intersubjectivity, ethics and norm-free sociality --- The burden of our times: Arendt on modern oblivion and the promise of politics --- Judging Arendt: citizenship, action and the scope of politics --- The new dark age: MacIntyre on bureaucratic individualism and the hope for an ethical polity --- Engaging MacIntyre: flourishing, modernity and political struggle --- Closing reflections: ethics, politics and strategy in the present
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 p.
Isbn
9780754697992
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(ebk.)
Lccn
2011045506
Other control number
7286148
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  • 4102162-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4102162
  • (Sirsi) i9780754679080
Label
Under Weber's shadow : modernity, subjectivity and politics in Habermas, Arendt and MacIntyre, by Keith Breen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-242) and index
Contents
Introduction ---- Modernity, politics and Max Weber --- One-sided rationalization: Habermas on modernity, discourse and emancipation --- Critiquing Habermas: intersubjectivity, ethics and norm-free sociality --- The burden of our times: Arendt on modern oblivion and the promise of politics --- Judging Arendt: citizenship, action and the scope of politics --- The new dark age: MacIntyre on bureaucratic individualism and the hope for an ethical polity --- Engaging MacIntyre: flourishing, modernity and political struggle --- Closing reflections: ethics, politics and strategy in the present
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 p.
Isbn
9780754697992
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011045506
Other control number
7286148
System control number
  • 4102162-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4102162
  • (Sirsi) i9780754679080

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