Alienation (New Directions in Critical Theory) by Rahel Jaeggi

By Rahel Jaeggi

The Hegelian-Marxist suggestion of alienation fell out of fashion after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist perspectives of human nature. during this booklet Rahel Jaeggi attracts at the Hegelian philosophical culture, phenomenological analyses grounded in smooth conceptions of corporation, and up to date paintings within the analytical culture to reconceive alienation because the absence of a significant dating to oneself and others, which manifests in emotions of helplessness and the despondent popularity of ossified social roles and expectations.

A revived method of alienation is helping severe social concept have interaction with phenomena reminiscent of meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference. by means of severing alienation’s hyperlink to a problematical belief of human essence whereas protecting its social-philosophical content material, Jaeggi presents assets for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected crisis in modern liberal political philosophy. Her paintings revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, putting them in discussion with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.

“Alienation, the idea that Hegel and Marx made so crucial to ecu political and social idea, has receded in significance in fresh political philosophy. Like self-deception and weak point of will, this can be very immune to research although it is still a massive topic of contemporary existence and money owed for the positive aspects of up to date existence. Jaeggi’s nice accomplishment is to supply the outlines of a brand new concept of an outdated time period and thereby convey its linkage to significant moral and political matters. With this ebook, a complete culture of political and social philosophy gets a brand new hire on life.” —Terry Pinkard, Georgetown University

“Through a compelling blend of acute research and wealthy phenomenological description, Rahel Jaeggi brings alienation again to the heart of political philosophy. She argues alienation matters a failure to acceptable oneself within the correct manner, an issue with how one involves be what one is, instead of an lack of ability to gain a few pregiven id. Jaeggi is not just completely discovered in either the continental and analytic traditions. She does what's rather infrequent: she brings those traditions right into a hugely efficient synthesis. a truly remarkable achievement.” —Daniel Brudney, college of Chicago

“With this masterful reconstruction of the idea that of alienation, Jaeggi opens fruitful new avenues for serious idea. She additionally claims her position as a robust exponent of social philosophy and a philosopher of the 1st rank. Her booklet is a travel de strength of cogent argumentation and wealthy phenomenological description.” —Nancy Fraser, the hot School

Alienation is among the most enjoyable books to have seemed at the German philosophical scene within the final decade. It not just rejuvenates a lagging discourse regarding alienation; it additionally exhibits how an account of subjectivity elaborated centuries in the past could be hired within the carrier of recent philosophical insights.” —Frederick Neuhouser, Barnard university

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