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Critique of Rationality [electronic resource]: Judgement and Creativity From Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty

by John Eustice O'Brien
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
Language
English
Series
Studies in Critical Social Sciences
ISBN
9789004272736 (hardback : alk. paper), 9004272739 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004272644
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In his 'Critique of Rationality', John Eustice O'Brien proposes a fascinating rectification for the distortion of technical necessity in Western Society due to unbridled instrumental reason. He begins with a review of this issue first raised by the Early German Romantics as discussed by Isaiah Berlin and Walter Benjamin. Following French social philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's radically different apperceptive epistemology, he explores the possibility of a social world in which each is anchored by a preobjective disposition to meaning based on the intersubjective presence of all. This justifies the postulate of aesthetic-consciousness as the site of socialization in communities of meaning, as a frame for judgment and creativity. The struggle must continue for awakening that consciousness if an open society is to be realized.
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1 online resource (xvi, 300 p.) : ill.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-294) and index.
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Studies in critical social sciences, 1573-4234 ; v. 99
Studies in critical social sciences ; v. 99
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