Kierkegaard and Critical Theory

Kierkegaard and Critical Theory

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Kierkegaard's impact on the development of critical theory has received scant study; it is the aim of the book to fill this scholarly lacuna. Kierkegaard and Critical Theory seeks to expose the complexity not only of Kierkegaard but of the Frankfurt School and their cohort, highlighting the ways in which the Danish religious thinker has been redeemed for a multiculture activist ethics in spirit with the fundamental aims of the Frankfurt more

Product details

  • Hardback | 140 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739167782
  • 9780739167786
  • 2,112,006

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Marcia Morgan's accessible work reaffirms a historically and conceptually productive connection between Kierkegaard and several generations of critical theory from 1929 to the present. Putting away 'once and for all' Adorno's influential antisocial portrait of Kierkegaard, Morgan rehabilitates existential subjectivity as a necessary critical singularity for an open multicultural and interfaith future. Kierkegaard and Critical Theory invites a partnership between radical existential praxis and critical theory requisite for a new understanding of political and religious conflicts in global postnational and postsecular conditions. -- Martin Beck Matustik, Arizona State Universityshow more

About Marcia S. Morgan

Marcia S. Morgan is currently assistant professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She is the co-editor of "The Concept of the Beautiful" (Lexington Books 2012). She received both her Ph.D. and M.A. from the New School for Social Research in New York, New more

Table of contents

Preface: Why Kierkegaard and Critical Theory Now? Chapter One: Introduction to Kierkegaard and Critical Theory Chapter Two: Kierkegaard and First Generation Critical Theory: Marcuse and Adorno Chapter Three: Adorno's Kierkegaard and the Influence of Lukacs Chapter Four: The Influence of Walter Benjamin Chapter Five: Second Generation Critical Theory: Habermas, Kierkegaard, Postnationalism Chapter Six: Habermas, Kierkegaard, and Postsecularism Chapter Seven: Conclusion: Martin Matustik and Radical Existential Praxisshow more