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John Gray and the Problem of Utopia

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Zusammenfassung Explores the link between logic! ethics and political theory. This book analyses the theoretical origins and application of the concept of intersubjectivity! arguing that post-Kantian philosophy (in Fichte! Schiller and Hegel) extends Kant's critique of Leibniz to yield a different theory of modern freedom! community and mutual recognition. Klappentext This book explores the work of John Gray! controversial and widely read contemporary philosopher. This comprehensive volume links a critique of Gray's views on Marxism! humanism! and the Enlightenment--as well as his deep pessimism--with his position that attempts to tackle the core of issues like globalization and multiculturalism are hopelessly utopian. Challenging these and other assumptions in Gray's work in a clear and accessible way! John Hoffman focuses his criticism on the philosopher's traditionalist and problematic conception of utopia in the modern world.

Autorentext

John Hoffman is professor of political theory at the University of Leicester.



Klappentext

This book explores the work of John Gray, controversial and widely read contemporary philosopher. This comprehensive volume links a critique of Gray's views on Marxism, humanism, and the Enlightenment--as well as his deep pessimism--with his position that attempts to tackle the core of issues like globalization and multiculturalism are hopelessly utopian. Challenging these and other assumptions in Gray's work in a clear and accessible way, John Hoffman focuses his criticism on the philosopher's traditionalist and problematic conception of utopia in the modern world.



Zusammenfassung
Explores the link between logic, ethics and political theory. This book analyses the theoretical origins and application of the concept of intersubjectivity, arguing that post-Kantian philosophy (in Fichte, Schiller and Hegel) extends Kant's critique of Leibniz to yield a different theory of modern freedom, community and mutual recognition.

Produktinformationen

Titel: John Gray and the Problem of Utopia
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EAN: 9780708320266
ISBN: 978-0-7083-2026-6
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: University of Wales Press
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Gewicht: 476g
Größe: H216mm x B138mm
Jahr: 2009