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Justification and Critique: Towards a Critical Theory of Politics

Towards a Critical Theory of Politics


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Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 10/2013

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Rainer Forst develops a critical theory capable of deciphering the deficits and potentials inherent in contemporary political reality. This calls for a perspective which is immanent to social and political practices and at the same time transcends them. Forst regards society as a whole as an order of justification comprising complexes of different norms referring to institutions and corresponding practices of justification. The task of a critique of relations of justification , therefore, is to analyse such legitimations with regard to their validity and genesis and to explore the social and political asymmetries leading to inequalities in the justification power which enables persons or groups to contest given justifications and to create new ones.

Starting from the concept of justification as a basic social practice, Forst develops a theory of political and social justice, human rights and democracy, as well as of power and of critique itself. In so doing, he engages in a critique of a number of contemporary approaches in political philosophy and critical theory. Finally, he also addresses the question of the utopian horizon of social criticism.




Introduction: On the Idea of a Critique of Relations of Justification

I. Radical Justice

1 Two Pictures of Justice

2 The Justification of Human Rights and the Basic Right to Justification: A Reflexive Approach

3 The Normative Order of Justice and Peace

II. Justification, Recognition and Critique

4 The Ground of Critique: On the Concept of Human Dignity in Social Orders of Justification

5 First Things First: Redistribution, Recognition and Justification

6 To Tolerate Means to Insult : Toleration, Recognition and Emancipation

III. Beyond Justice

7 The Injustice of Justice: Normative Dialectics According to Ibsen, Cavell and Adorno

8 Republicanism of Fear and of Redemption: On the Topicality of Hannah Arendt s Political Theory

9 Utopia and Irony: On the Normativity of a Political Philosophy of No–where




Rainer Forst is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, and director of the prestigious Cluster of Excellence programme funded by the German Research Foundation.

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ISBN: 9780745652283
Dimensioni: 237 x 24.23 x 160 mm Ø 522 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Pagine Arabe: 240

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