Critical Theory to Structuralism: Philosophy, Politics and the Human Sciences (The History of Continental Philosophy)

Critical Theory to Structuralism: Philosophy, Politics and the Human Sciences (The History of Continental Philosophy)


Philosophy in the midst of the twentieth Century, among 1920 and 1968, replied to the cataclysmic occasions of the time. Thinkers at the correct became to authoritarian types of nationalism looking for good sorts of collective id, will, and function. Thinkers at the Left promoted egalitarian varieties of humanism less than the banner of foreign communism. Others observed those adversarial traits as converging within the extinction of the person and sought to retrieve the beliefs of the Enlightenment in ways in which severely stated the contradictions of a liberal democracy racked by way of category, cultural, and racial clash. Key figures and events mentioned during this quantity contain Schmitt, Adorno and the Frankfurt university, Arendt, Benjamin, Bataille, French Marxism, Black Existentialism, Saussure and Structuralism, Levi Strauss, Lacan and past due Pragmatism. those participants and colleges of idea replied to this 'modernity problem' in several methods, yet mostly occupied with what they looked as if it would be liberal democracy's betrayal of its personal rationalist beliefs of freedom, equality, and fraternity.

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