Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 58 items for :

  • Philosophy and Critical Theory x
Clear All
Abstract only
The hybridisation of contracting
Gunther Teubner

consensual exchange relationship between two legal subjects to which the judge grants legal force as long as the nudum pactum can at least be endowed with a causa . 2 Within the dynamics of social fragmentation, where one and the same contract appears as the simultaneous expression of different and divergent rationalities, the old two-person relationship of the contract has metamorphosed into a

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
Abstract only
Anastasia Marinopoulou

realizes that dialectical arguments are formed a priori without losing sight of what occurs in social and political reality. For the latter reason, epistemology cannot avoid having a political character; science is socially produced, and carries social and political implications. Dialectics is also a method because it derives from the exchange of argumentation between scientific subjects. Since dialectics has social consequences, it needs accountability criteria in order to be socially acceptable. Dialectics is accountable to society because it brings with it certain

in Critical theory and epistemology
Abstract only
Philosophy, theology, and French feminism
Sal Renshaw

pleasure or of jouissance. Love of self is a question of eros, of agape, of eroticism, of death. (Irigaray, 1993a: 60) The body and soul of divine love 22 Throughout history theorists and philosophers of love have been preoccupied with the relationship between the subjects and objects of love. From Plato’s reflections on the divinity of a disembodied love of wisdom to the Christian ideal of loving our enemies, there is a recurring concern with understanding the mediating aspects of love. How should we think of the kinds of exchanges that love brings about? Whether

in The subject of love
Sal Renshaw

9780719069604_4_003.qxd 09/01/2009 09:56 AM Page 95 CHAPTER 3 Hélène Cixous’ subject of love True love for the other, religious without any specific denomination, brings about modes of exchange that are outside of any reversal. (Conley on Cixous, 1992: 100) In an interview in 1996 with Hélène Cixous, Kathleen O’Grady broke something of a critical silence regarding the subject of Cixous’ relationship to religion. To the question of her personal relation to God, Cixous describes herself as ‘religiously atheistic’ (O’Grady, 1996–97). The statements that frame

in The subject of love
On mediated unity and overarching legal-political form
Darrow Schecter

rationality proper to civil society that is limited by the privatised logic of non-​infringement and mutual gain through exchange. Hegel successfully shows that the weak dialectical rationality of civil society cannot match the strong dialectical rationality of the state in terms of adaptive responsiveness to historical change. This becomes evident when one examines the constant flow of different kinds of social communication between the family, civil society, and state in the Hegelian model, and compares it with the abstract calculation of individual interest motivating

in Critical theory and sociological theory
On the relation between law, politics, and other social systems in modern societies
Darrow Schecter

outcomes are marked by dialogue and compromise. Disagreement and conflict will continue to exist. One would expect that a society characterised by extensive differentiation is going to be intensively pluralist in interests and outlooks, and not one in which the preconditions of liberty are known in advance from a supposedly pre-​ political private sphere of naturally legitimate exchange (­chapter 1). In this context it might be objected that it is too simplistic and in any case arbitrary to contrast the personal power of decision-​makers operative in existing hierarchies

in Critical theory and sociological theory
Open Access (free)
Andrew Bowie

subsume individual cases and enable the manipulation and control of nature. In consequence, nature seen with the eyes of modern science can begin for many people to look like a machine which is being responded to in mechanical ways. Along with this suspicion of the possible effects of the new sciences goes the awareness that the growing domination of capitalist forms of exchange leads to nature being regarded in terms of the profit which can be extracted from it. One of the key ideas in the new subject of aesthetics is precisely that what makes an object beautiful has

in Aesthetics and subjectivity
Abstract only
Sal Renshaw

curiosity with respect to those types of primitive scenes that elude us, and that have caused him. I think that I do not have such a vast desire or project in me. I do not have that sublime physicist’s intelligence. Which is to say that it is less the “enigma of myself”; it is rather the thirst for the phenomenon of an instant’ (1997: 90). And in the quotation from her notebook that accompanies this exchange about the conditions of writing the self, we find Cixous again, if seemingly indirectly and incidentally, reiterating and affirming that grace, and thus I would add

in The subject of love
Anastasia Marinopoulou

of all participants, either individual or collective, and exchange of argumentation towards the end of realizing rational scientific and social aims. Nevertheless, the overview of a theory of practice finds itself at a loss when it comes to representing dialogue, argumentation and rationality, simply because practice does not self-​evidently  5 9 Structuralism and poststructuralism 59 involve these three elements. Bourdieu, on the contrary, was not directly concerned with them; rather, he presented another form of dialectics, whereby the structures of social

in Critical theory and epistemology
Abstract only
Anastasia Marinopoulou

the lifeworld and the potentialities for communicative action as Habermas had done. Besides the subject of historical evidence in which Habermas was the first to challenge communicative and strategic action, we can certainly trace, in their exchange of arguments, one of the most fascinating dialogues on modern epistemology and modernity to have come out of the twentieth century.3 Luhmann’s thesis on systems’ differentiation signified an epistemological divergence from the social and scientific lifeworld. He avoids including the lifeworld in his theory because the

in Critical theory and epistemology