Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order

2017.10.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Penelope Deutscher and Cristina Lafont (eds.), Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic
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2017.10.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Penelope Deutscher and Cristina Lafont (eds.), Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order, Columbia University Press, 2017, 290pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231181518. Reviewed by Peter Niesen, Universität Hamburg Can Critical Theory[1] today have a "critical" function in the several meanings of the term -- crisis-induced, non-affirmative, indispensable, and cutting edge? Whether there is a well-formed answer to that question depends on whether there is a sufficiently unified understanding of what Critical Theory is. Understood historically, Critical Theory is scholarly work in the early Frankfurt School tradition of combining philosophical analysis and speculation with state-of-the-art social, political and legal research. In their critique of capitalist economy and society, Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, the key members of the founding generation, relied. . .

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