Foucault contra Habermas: recasting the dialogue between genealogy and critical theory


Ashenden, Samantha and Owen, David (1999) Foucault contra Habermas: recasting the dialogue between genealogy and critical theory, London, UK, Sage, 224pp.

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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.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780803977716 (paperback)
9780803977709 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 39811
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:25
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39811

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