Reason After Its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory

2016.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Jay, Reason After Its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory, University of Wisconsin Press, 2016, 245pp, $44.95 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.09.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Jay, Reason After Its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory, University of Wisconsin Press, 2016, 245pp, $44.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780299306502. Reviewed by Maeve Cooke, University College Dublin Reason After Its Eclipse tells the long history of thinking about reason. Its narrative is explicitly selective and incomplete, oriented by the concerns of Critical Theory in the Frankfurt School tradition, from Horkheimer, Adorno and Marcuse to Habermas and his critics. But it is by no means a book just for an insider group of Frankfurt School pundits and aficionados. It speaks to anyone concerned with the question of critique, be it in the more general sense, familiar from Kant's critical philosophy, of unflinching scrutiny of dogmatic assertions and authoritarian directives, or in the narrower sense of social criticism. For, evidently, critique presupposes a concept of reason of some kind. To be sure, since. . .

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