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9. Critical Theory

9. Critical Theory  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.0009
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Taking as an example the economic crash of 2008–9, ‘Critical Theory’ asks how individual agents or groups of agents could regard their actions as justifiable and rational, while the actual ... More
Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

Secularism: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Copson

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.001.0001
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Until the modern period, the integration of church and state had been taken for granted. But from the 18th century onwards, some European states began to set up their political order on a ... More
Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction  

John C. Maher

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.001.0001
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9780198724995
Multilingualism—language diversity in society—is a perfect expression of human plurality. About 6,500–7,000 languages are spoken, written, and signed, throughout the linguistic landscape of ... More
1. A multilingual world

1. A multilingual world  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0001
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A language is an assembly of social styles, the argot of social group and workplace, grammars and vocabularies, historical continuity and change, and regional accents. Approximately ... More
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Stephen Eric Bronner

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.001.0001
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9780190692674
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction explores the concepts and themes that distinguished critical theory from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Critical ... More
Introductionwhat is critical theory?

Introduction: what is critical theory?  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0001
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Interdisciplinary and uniquely experimental in character, deeply skeptical of tradition and all absolute claims, critical theory was always concerned not merely with how things were, but ... More
1. The Frankfurt School

1. The Frankfurt School  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0002
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‘The Frankfurt School’ provides a brief history of the formation of the Frankfurt School, and biographies of prominent members. The Frankfurt School grew out of the Institute for Social ... More
The Future: A Very Short Introduction

The Future: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.001.0001
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Humans have always been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. They have prophesied, foretold, predicted, and tried to control the future. The Future: A Very Short ... More
1. Three thousand years of futures

1. Three thousand years of futures  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0002
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By understanding how humans in the past have framed the future, we can gain a deeper appreciation of the significance of futures thinking. ‘Three thousand years of futures’ explores the ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0008
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Futures studies is the art and science of taking responsibility for the long-term consequences of our decisions and our actions today. The Conclusion proposes that once we know there is not ... More
2. The future multiplied

2. The future multiplied  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0003
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What if there is not one future that can be colonized and controlled, but many possible futures that can be imagined, designed, and created collaboratively? In everyday language we speak of ... More
5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?

5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0006
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A vital question with regard to the future is how we deal with human futures. While high-tech futures are of interest to some futurists, many futures scholars are focused on the potential ... More
3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies

3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0004
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Many futurists over the years came to the realization that attempting to predict the future, based on scientific positivism, was not the most productive way to approach futures studies in ... More
7. The happy consciousness

7. The happy consciousness  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0008
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‘The happy consciousness’ explores how happiness precludes progress, and how this can be overcome. For Hegel and the Frankfurt School, conformism and loss of individuality mark the happy ... More
7. Hard questions and new conflicts

7. Hard questions and new conflicts  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0007
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9780198747222
Secularism has always been controversial. But today both the official secularism of constitutional republics and the secular ethic of liberal democracies are also being rocked by rapid ... More
6. The utopian laboratory

6. The utopian laboratory  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0007
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‘The utopian laboratory’ explores the notions of aesthetics and utopia. Friedrich Schiller introduced aesthetics as a utopian response to society. The Frankfurt School said that art should ... More

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