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Julia Christ is a permanent researcher in philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France.
Kristina Lepold is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
Daniel Loick is associate professor of political and social philosophy at the University of Amsterdam.
Titus Stahl is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Julia Christ, Kristina Lepold, Daniel Loick, Titus Stahl: Debating Critical Theory. An Introduction
Section I: Critique
Chapter 1: Raymond Geuss: Realism, Yet Again
Chapter 2: Rainer Forst: Kantian Republicanism vs. the Neo-Republican Machine: The Meaning and Practice of Political Autonomy
Chapter 3: Sally Haslanger: Taking a Stand: Second-Order Social Pathologies or First-Order Critique
Chapter 4: Martin Saar: Immanent Normativity and the Fact of Domination: Notes on “Immanent Critique”
Chapter 5: Didier Fassin: Moral Economy – A Critical Reappraisal
Chapter 6: Robin Celikates: Radical Civility. Social Struggles and the Domestication of Dissent
Section II: Recognition
Chapter 7: Frederick Neuhouser: Rousseau on the Nature of Social Inequality
Chapter 8: Martin Hartmann: Repressive Empathy? A Plea for Contextualization
Chapter 9: Joel Whitebook: On Human Sociability
Section III: Social Freedom
Chapter 10: Bruno Karsenti: Ethical Life and Anomy. From Social Philosophy to Sociology of the State
Chapter 11: David Miller: Socialism and the Nation-State
Chapter 12: Seyla Benhabib: Hegel’s Concept of the Person and International Human Rights
Chapter 13: Beate Roessler: Fashioning Our Selves? On understanding and criticizing the digitized society
Chapter 14: Christoph Menke: The Crisis of Liberalism: The Dialectic of Politics and Police
Section IV: Progress
Chapter 15: Philip Kitcher: John Dewey Goes to Frankfurt. Pragmatism, Critical Theory, and the Invisibility of Moral/Social Problems
Chapter 16: Christopher F. Zurn: Political Progress: Piecemeal, Pragmatic, And Processual
Chapter 17: Amy Allen: Psychoanalysis and the Critique of Progress
If Critical Theory and the so-called Frankfurt School should not be understood as a school with a headmaster, but rather as a cooperative project and a context of discussion, this volume is an impressive proof of both: the cooperative character of the enterprise as well as the immense philosophical inspiration emanating from Axel Honneth’s work. It is the open-mindedness of his philosophical attitude that results in the most productive encounter and ensures that the theoretical enterprise aimed at conceptualizing and criticizing the societies we live in will continue on in so many voices. — Rahel Jaeggi, Humboldt University of Berlin