Troubled Legitimization: Habermas' Critique of Late Capitalism [Paperback]

Ruggero D'Alessandro(Author)

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ISBN: 9788869773143 | Published by: Mimesis International | Series: Philosophy | Year of Publication: 2021 | 223p, H8.2 x W5.5,
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Troubled Legitimization

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The current study takes on the task of focussing on Habermas’ long and productive first phase in the 1960s and 1970s.

This book begins with Habermas’ analyses of students’ political consciousness and of public opinion, before examining his close dialogue with Marcuse and the vanguard of the student movement. The study then focuses on Habermas’ works on the reality and contradictions of the late capitalist system: Knowledge and Human Interests, Legitimation Crisis and Theory and Practice. In doing so, the volume revisits important moments in the first three decades of Habermas’ research and teaching in order to reconstruct a theory that contributes to a praxis of fundamental, grass-roots change.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 – HORKHEIMER’S SHADOW AND ADORNO’S SMILE. THE FRANKFURT TRADITION
1.1 - Biographical Notes on a Democratic Critique of Culture
1.2 - A Young Man Adorno Esteems Highly Arrives at IfS
1.3 – The Crisis of the Subject and the System’s Hold
1.4 – Capital and State in the Frankfurt Analysis

CHAPTER 2 – WHAT SOCIETY THINKS: STUDENTS AND PUBLIC OPINION
2.1 – Political Consciousness in Lecture Halls
2.2 - Democracy as a Historical Process. Reflections on the Concept of Political Participation (1959)
2.3 – The Neutralized Citizen
2.4 - Democracy and Students: A Hope
2.5 – For a History of Middle-Class Public Thought. Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (1962)
2.6 – Venues for Middle-Class Discussion: Cafés and Salons
2.7 – The Public Sphere: Changes and Institutionalization
2.8 – Mediating Between the State and Society. Public Sphere (An Encyclopedia Entry) (1964)

CHAPTER 3 – LEFT-WING FASCISTS! CRITICISM AND SELF-CRITICISM IN 1968 GERMANY
3.1 – A Radical Critique of Democracy
3.2 - Young, Attractive, Revolutionary. The Protagonist Student Movement
3.3. – Critical Theorists? What a Disappointment!
3.4 - California versus Frankfurt. Answers to Herbert Marcuse (1968)
3.5 – On Some of the Necessary Conditions to Revolutionize Late-Capitalistic Societies (1968)
3.6 – Or The Deal’s Off! How to Threaten the System

CHAPTER 4 – HOW CAPITALISM WORKS. STUDIES ON LEGITIMATION AND ITS CRISIS
4.1 – ‘There is great disorder under the heavens’. Legitimation Crisis (1973)
4.2 – We Defend Consensus from the Top. Dynamics of Crisis
4.3 – In Search of System Rationality
4.4 – The Unbalanced Balance. Towards a Reconstruction of Historical Materialism (1973-1975)
4.5 – The Techniques of Legitimation
4.6 – From Society to System. A Sociology of Crisis
4.7 – Society, Technology, Political Order
Theory and Practice in the Technological Society (1967)

CHAPTER 5 – DEMOCRATIC OLIGARCHY. ECONOMICS AND POLITICS IN POLITICAL PARTIES, MOVEMENTS, NEW CAPITALISM
5.1 – Working for the King of Prussia. State and Capital
5.2 – The Same Old Story. On New Capitalism’s Mode of Operation 67
5.3 – New Capitalism: From Public Intervention to Science and Technology 68
5.4 – Beyond Marx. Politics is No Longer a Superstructure 70
5.5 – We Still Exist! On the Latency of Class Conflict 71
5.6 – Room for Movements. Democracy and Political Parties in Crisis 73
5.7 – The Troubled Dynamics of Mass Consensus 75
5.8 – Democracy as Protection from Egoistic Individualism 77

BIBLIOGRAPHY 82

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