Life-world, Modernity and Critique

Life-world, Modernity and Critique : Paths Between Heidegger and the Frankfurt School

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In this work, the author addresses the debate currently taking place which affects virtually the whole of Western intellectual culture. On the one hand are those who would defend traditional metaphysics and its ties to the rise of modernity; on the other, those who reject the possibility of foundational thought and argue for the emergence of a post-modern order. The book seeks to go beyond conventional discussions of these issues, by tracing them back to their origins. Dallmayr brings to bear his knowledge of Continental thought, concentrating especially on a comparison between phenomenology and Heidegger, on the one hand, and the Frankfurt School on the other. Taken as a whole, the book provides a discussion of the connections between these two types of intellectual perspective.
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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 473g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745608191
  • 9780745608198

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Table of contents

Ontology and critique; Adorno and Heidegger; critical theory and reconciliation; Kant and critical theory; Habermas and rationality; Heidegger and Marxism; psychoanalysis and critical theory - a Lacanian perspective; Heidegger and psychotherapy.
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