Faculty of Arts


PHIL 225

Power, Critique and Emancipation


Description

This course provides an examination of some attempts to support political struggles for freedom, justice and recognition through the philosophical critique of modern society. More specifically, the course examines three generations of theorists associated with the "Frankfurt School" of Critical Theory in Germany.

First Generation: Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse

Second Generation: Jürgen Habermas, Nancy Fraser

Third Generation: Axel Honneth

Topics to be discussed include science and technology, rationality, bureaucratisation, social control, social alienation, mass communication, the commodification of culture and the idea of critique. 

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Availability 2017

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Matheson Russell

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 225: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points in Philosophy

Restrictions

PHIL 345


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