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Introducing Critical Theory

Lecturer: Matthew Sharpe

Originally Taught: Winter School 2003

This course will introduce the main ideas of Critical Theory, from its roots in Marx to the recent work of Habermas and Appel.

1. An Introduction to Critical Theory
2. The Question of Foundations
3. The Later Frankfurt School and the Dialectic of Enlightenment
4. History, Aesthetics, Knowledge and Human Interests: Critical Theory after the Dialetic of Enlightenment
5. Critical Theory and the Transcendental Pragmatics of Language