Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory)

Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory)

Rahel Jaeggi


The Hegelian-Marxist proposal of alienation fell out of style after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist perspectives of human nature. during this booklet Rahel Jaeggi attracts at the Hegelian philosophical culture, phenomenological analyses grounded in glossy conceptions of employer, and up to date paintings within the analytical culture to reconceive alienation because the absence of a significant dating to oneself and others, which manifests in emotions of helplessness and the despondent popularity of ossified social roles and expectations.

A revived method of alienation is helping severe social idea interact with phenomena resembling meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference. via severing alienation's hyperlink to a troublesome notion of human essence whereas protecting its social-philosophical content material, Jaeggi offers assets for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected problem in modern liberal political philosophy. Her paintings revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, putting them in discussion with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.

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