Faculty of Arts


PHIL 345

Power, Critique and Emancipation


Description

An examination of support for political struggles for freedom, justice and recognition through the philosophical critique of modern society. Topics include science and technology, bureaucratisation, social control, social alienation, mass communication, the commodification of culture and the idea of critique. Theorists may include Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Benjamin, Arendt, Habermas and Honneth.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Matheson Russell

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 345: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Philosophy

Restrictions

PHIL 225


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