Wittgenstein and the Idea of a Critical Social Theory: A Critique of Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar

1st Edition

Nigel Pleasants

Routledge
Published April 8, 2014
Reference - 211 Pages
ISBN 9780415757584 - CAT# Y162964
Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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Summary

This book uses the philosophy of Wittgenstein as a perspective from which to challenge the very idea of critical social theory, represented preeminently by Giddens, Habermas and Bhaskar. Renouncing the quest for an alternative Wittgensteinian theory of social and political life, the author shows that Wittgenstein nevertheless has considerable significance for critical thought and practice.

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