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Critical theory

  • How does critical realism relate to critical theory?

    Critical realism: What is it and does it relate to the broader discipline of critical theory?  Critical realism was developed most notably in the work of Ram Roy Bhaskar (2007; 2015), who developed it as a comprehensive philosophy of knowledge and being

  • There is no other: On Hegel and intersubjectivity

    The cult of the individual permeates so much modern thinking about society, equality and democracy that, when combined with the romance of individualism (heroism, glory and vanity all wrapped into one), little space is left to consider the alternatives. Whatever space is

  • Theory, Method and Axel Honneth

    Recognition theory as social research: investigating the dynamics of social conflict is an edited collection devoted to the discussion and application of Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition. Full of strong papers, it speaks to the core concerns of Social Theory Applied around

  • The public sphere: Paradise lost, in more ways than one

    Article: Laura Knoppers (2014) Gender and the Public Sphere in Habermas and Milton: New Critical Directions Literature Compass 11/9: 615–624 Milton scholarship has been drawn to the work of Habermas as a way of grappling with Milton’s ideas about the public sphere,