9780231151993-0231151993-Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory)

Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory)

ISBN-13: 9780231151993
ISBN-10: 0231151993
Edition: Reprint
Author: Jaeggi, Rahel
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231151993
ISBN-10: 0231151993
Edition: Reprint
Author: Jaeggi, Rahel
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jaeggi, Rahel wrote Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory) comprising 304 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231151993 and 9780231151993. Since then Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.18 or rent at the marketplace.

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The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Rahel Jaeggi draws on the Hegelian philosophical tradition, phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, and recent work in the analytical tradition to reconceive alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, which manifests in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ossified social roles and expectations.

A revived approach to alienation helps critical social theory engage with phenomena such as meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference. By severing alienation's link to a problematic conception of human essence while retaining its social-philosophical content, Jaeggi provides resources for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected concern in contemporary liberal political philosophy. Her work revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, placing them in dialogue with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.

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