By Jacob Klapwijk,Lambert Zuidervaart,Colin L. Yallop,P. M. Yallop
Critical idea goals to unmask glossy cause and release society. yet a basic query retains coming again: how can this critique of modernity stay manageable inside a repressive societal approach? Is cause within the smooth global certainly doomed to self-destruct? Does rationality necessarily result in domination and oppression? Jacob Klapwijk argues that the dialectic of enlightenment proves to be a religion, a legendary religion encouraging resignation and depression. as an alternative we'd like a healthy cause, one encouraged through a messianic faith.
Dialectic of Enlightenment is a vital publication for college students of philosophy, theology, and the social sciences. It invitations them to a renewed feedback of the mythological qualities and self-destructive traits of contemporary cause. It additionally bargains a point of view of desire to all who proportion the author's problem concerning the course of present day globalizing world.
"Klapwijk offers a wealthy account of some of the ways that severe theorists--specifically Marcuse, Horkheimer, Adorno, and Habermas--reconstructed the legacy of the enlightenment for his or her respective social theories. He provides a powerful account of ways key the enlightenment used to be for every, but additionally how ambivalent each one writer was once in the direction of its legacy. fairly worthy are Klapwijk's personal serious tests of the issues of making social conception upon such pre-theoretical grounds and his provide of a radicalized view of Adorno's messianism as an alternative."
"His learn demonstrates a deep continuity between Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, and the early Habermas, amid their ameliorations. Klapwijk exhibits how this continuity is a resource of either strengths and weaknesses. The problem for his readers is to arrive their very own checks in regards to the Frankfurt School's provocative and penetrating account of the dialectic of enlightenment."
--from the Foreword via Lambert Zuidervaart
Jacob Klapwijk is Professor Emeritus of the dep. of Philosophy, loose college, Amsterdam. he's a professional at the philosophy of historical past, and lately additionally keen on the creation-evolution debate. he's the writer of objective within the residing global? construction and Emergent Evolution (2009).
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Dialectic of Enlightenment: Critical Theory and the Messianic Light by Jacob Klapwijk,Lambert Zuidervaart,Colin L. Yallop,P. M. Yallop