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The Resource Critique of rationality : judgement and creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty, by John Eustice O'Brien

Critique of rationality : judgement and creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty, by John Eustice O'Brien

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Critique of rationality : judgement and creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty
Title
Critique of rationality
Title remainder
judgement and creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty
Statement of responsibility
by John Eustice O'Brien
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his 'Critique of Rationality', John Eustice O'Brien proposes a fascinating rectification for the distortion of technical necessity in Western Society due to unbridled instrumental reason. He begins with a review of this issue first raised by the Early German Romantics as discussed by Isaiah Berlin and Walter Benjamin. Following French social philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's radically different apperceptive epistemology, he explores the possibility of a social world in which each is anchored by a preobjective disposition to meaning based on the intersubjective presence of all. This justifies the postulate of aesthetic-consciousness as the site of socialization in communities of meaning, as a frame for judgment and creativity. The struggle must continue for awakening that consciousness if an open society is to be realized
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O'Brien, John E.,
Dewey number
149/.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in critical social sciences
Series volume
volume 99
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  • Critical theory
  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
  • Rationalism
Label
Critique of rationality : judgement and creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty, by John Eustice O'Brien
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Critique of Rationality: Judgement and Creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; PART 1: What Crisis of Rationality?; Socrates, Make Music ... ; 1: Overview; Institutional Challenge; Social Restructuring of Judgement; Another Epistemology?; Political Aesthetics after Marx; 2: Meaning as Critical for Social Sciences; The Origin of Meaning; Phenomenology; Merleau-Ponty's Apperceptive Project; Préobjectivity: A Better Ambiguity?; Theoretical Voices on Deep Structure; Marx Critique; 3: Isaiah Berlin's Romantic Uncertainty
  • Western Rationality's Limits?Children of Two Worlds; Romantic Undefinability; Beyond Enlightenment; Pre-Romantic Good; From Hume to the Germans?; Romanticism's Parents; Romanticism Restrained; Kant's Reserves; Schiller's Tragic Romanticism; Fichte's Freedom as Necessity; Romanticism Unleashed; The French Revolution and Goethe; Against Old Fashioned Virtue?; Subjective-Objective Reversal?; Romanticism's Politics; 4: Walter Benjamin's Aesthetic Critique; Benjamin's Doctoral Trial; What Does the Figure, Aesthetic-Critique, Intend?; Pure Language or Creative Expression?
  • Historical-Materialism or Historical-Idealism?Lost in the Paris Arcades; On Critique; Hegel and History; Benjamin's Leap into Being; What is Mental Reflection?; What is a History of Problematics?; Knowledge of Nature; Connaissance Esthétique; Political Esthetics; Benjamin's Translator Emerges; Immanent Critique; Three Principles of Judgement; Productivity of Bad Art; Unprincipled Objectivity; Were the Early Romantics Misread?; Irony of Ironies: There are Two; The Paradox of Irony; From Disqualified Illusion to Potent Fetish; Between the Seams with Irony; Critical Eschatology?
  • On the Impossibility of Ironic SuicideThere is Form and There is Form & The Idea of Art, Then; Unity and Diversity; Determined Idea; Transcendental Leverage; Symbolic Form as Fact and Manner; Novel Supremacy as Romantic Poetry; The Intention of Prose; Romanticism as Cultural Figure; Prosaic Appreciation Outmaneuvers Bourgeois Beauty; Each Critic for Herself; Closing on Isaiah Berlin; Closing on Walter Benjamin; Revolutionary Possibilities; What's to be Done?; PART 2: Phenomenal Apperception; 5: The Crisis of Western Rationality; Existence as Fine Art?; Introducing Merleau-Ponty
  • 6: Phenomenology of PerceptionNot Sartre; What is Phenomenology?; What is Perception?; Préobjectivity; Historical Materialism as Social Being; Existential Conception of History; Dialectics from the Greeks to Marx; Temporality; Political Aesthetics; Freedom; 7: Merleau-Ponty's Sociology; Anthropology and Psychoanalytics; On Husserl; Appreciation before Comprehension; Husserl's Crisis; Historical Relativism as Anthropological Fact; Philosophy and Sociology; Historical Consciousness; Being Expressed as Phenomenological Method; 8: Merleau-Ponty's Shadow's Husserl
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ocn960457637
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004272644
Lccn
2016047786
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960457637
Label
Critique of rationality : judgement and creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty, by John Eustice O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Critique of Rationality: Judgement and Creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; PART 1: What Crisis of Rationality?; Socrates, Make Music ... ; 1: Overview; Institutional Challenge; Social Restructuring of Judgement; Another Epistemology?; Political Aesthetics after Marx; 2: Meaning as Critical for Social Sciences; The Origin of Meaning; Phenomenology; Merleau-Ponty's Apperceptive Project; Préobjectivity: A Better Ambiguity?; Theoretical Voices on Deep Structure; Marx Critique; 3: Isaiah Berlin's Romantic Uncertainty
  • Western Rationality's Limits?Children of Two Worlds; Romantic Undefinability; Beyond Enlightenment; Pre-Romantic Good; From Hume to the Germans?; Romanticism's Parents; Romanticism Restrained; Kant's Reserves; Schiller's Tragic Romanticism; Fichte's Freedom as Necessity; Romanticism Unleashed; The French Revolution and Goethe; Against Old Fashioned Virtue?; Subjective-Objective Reversal?; Romanticism's Politics; 4: Walter Benjamin's Aesthetic Critique; Benjamin's Doctoral Trial; What Does the Figure, Aesthetic-Critique, Intend?; Pure Language or Creative Expression?
  • Historical-Materialism or Historical-Idealism?Lost in the Paris Arcades; On Critique; Hegel and History; Benjamin's Leap into Being; What is Mental Reflection?; What is a History of Problematics?; Knowledge of Nature; Connaissance Esthétique; Political Esthetics; Benjamin's Translator Emerges; Immanent Critique; Three Principles of Judgement; Productivity of Bad Art; Unprincipled Objectivity; Were the Early Romantics Misread?; Irony of Ironies: There are Two; The Paradox of Irony; From Disqualified Illusion to Potent Fetish; Between the Seams with Irony; Critical Eschatology?
  • On the Impossibility of Ironic SuicideThere is Form and There is Form & The Idea of Art, Then; Unity and Diversity; Determined Idea; Transcendental Leverage; Symbolic Form as Fact and Manner; Novel Supremacy as Romantic Poetry; The Intention of Prose; Romanticism as Cultural Figure; Prosaic Appreciation Outmaneuvers Bourgeois Beauty; Each Critic for Herself; Closing on Isaiah Berlin; Closing on Walter Benjamin; Revolutionary Possibilities; What's to be Done?; PART 2: Phenomenal Apperception; 5: The Crisis of Western Rationality; Existence as Fine Art?; Introducing Merleau-Ponty
  • 6: Phenomenology of PerceptionNot Sartre; What is Phenomenology?; What is Perception?; Préobjectivity; Historical Materialism as Social Being; Existential Conception of History; Dialectics from the Greeks to Marx; Temporality; Political Aesthetics; Freedom; 7: Merleau-Ponty's Sociology; Anthropology and Psychoanalytics; On Husserl; Appreciation before Comprehension; Husserl's Crisis; Historical Relativism as Anthropological Fact; Philosophy and Sociology; Historical Consciousness; Being Expressed as Phenomenological Method; 8: Merleau-Ponty's Shadow's Husserl
Control code
ocn960457637
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004272644
Lccn
2016047786
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960457637

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