Adorno, Habermas and the Search for a Rational Society by Deborah Cook

By Deborah Cook

Theodor W. Adorno and Jnrgen Habermas either champion the target of a rational society. besides the fact that, they fluctuate considerably approximately what this society may still seem like and the way top to accomplish it. Exploring the premises shared through either serious theorists, besides their profound disagreements approximately social stipulations this present day, this e-book defends Adorno opposed to Habermas' influential criticisms of his account of Western society and clients for reaching average stipulations of human existence. The ebook starts with an outline of those serious theories of Western society. either Adorno and Habermas stick to Georg Lukacs once they argue that domination is composed within the reifying extension of a calculating, rationalizing kind of notion to all parts of human lifestyles. Their perspectives approximately reification are mentioned within the moment bankruptcy. In bankruptcy 3 the writer explores their conflicting money owed of the ancient emergence and improvement of the kind of rationality now primary within the West. considering the fact that Adorno and Habermas declare to have a serious buy on reified social existence, the severe leverage in their theories is classified in bankruptcy 4. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with their opposing perspectives approximately what a rational society could appear like, in addition to their claims concerning the customers for setting up this type of society. Adorno, Habermas and the hunt for a Rational Society can be crucial interpreting for college students and researchers of severe concept, political concept and the paintings of Adorno and Habermas.

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