By: Geuss, Raymond
Cambridge University Press: 1981
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Habermas and earlier members of the Frankfurt School have presented critica l theory as a radically new form of knowledge. It is differentiated from th e natural sciences as essentially 'reflective': the knowledge it provides g uides us towards enlightenment as to our true interests, and emancipation f rom often unsuspected forms of external and internal coercion. Its first pa radigms are in the writings of Marx and Freud. In this book Raymond Geuss s ets out these fundamental claims and asks whether they can be made good. Is a science which does not simply describe and explain social phenomen... View More...