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  1. Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch (2008). Personal Respect, Private Property, and Market Economy: What Critical Theory Can Learn From Hegel. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (5):573 - 586.score: 246.0
    The aim of the present paper is to show that Hegel’s concept of personal respect is of great interest to contemporary Critical Theory. The author first analyzes this notion as it appears in the Philosophy of Right and then offers a new interpretation of the conceptual relation between personal respect and the institutions of (private) property and (capitalist) markets. In doing so, he shows why Hegel’s concept of personal respect allows us to understand markets as possible institutionalizations of (...)
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  2. Jean-Philippe Deranty (2013). Marx, Honneth and the Tasks of a Contemporary Critical Theory. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (4):745-758.score: 246.0
    In this paper, I consider succinctly the main Marxist objections to Honneth’s model of critical social theory, and Honneth’s key objections to Marx-inspired models. I then seek to outline a rapprochement between the two positions, by showing how Honneth’s normative concept of recognition is not antithetical to functionalist arguments, but in fact contains a social-theoretical dimension, the idea that social reproduction and social evolution revolve around struggles around the interpretation of core societal norms. By highlighting the social theoretical (...)
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  3. Axel Honneth (2007). Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory. Polity Press.score: 240.0
    Over the last decade, Axel Honneth has established himself as one of the leading social and political philosophers in the world today. Rooted in the tradition of critical theory, his writings have been central to the revitalization of critical theory and have become increasingly influential. His theory of recognition has gained worldwide attention and is seen by some as the principal counterpart to Habermass theory of discourse ethics. In this important new volume, Honneth pursues (...)
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  4. David Couzens Hoy (2008). Genealogy, Phenomenology, Critical Theory. Journal of the Philosophy of History 2 (3):276-294.score: 240.0
    This paper explains the genealogical method as it is understood and employed in contemporary Continental philosophy. Using a pair of terms from Bernard Williams, genealogy is contrasted with phenomenology as an `unmasking' as opposed to a `vindicatory' method. The genealogical method is also compared with the method of Ideologiekritik and recent critical theory. Although genealogy is usually thought to be allergic to universals, in fact Foucault, Derrida, and Bourdieu do not shun universals, even if they approach them with (...)
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  5. Andrew Feenberg (2002). Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.
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  6. Amy Allen (2007). The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory. Columbia University Press.score: 240.0
    Introduction : the politics of our selves -- Foucault, subjectivity, and the enlightenment : a critical reappraisal -- The impurity of practical reason : power and autonomy in Foucault -- Dependency, subordination, and recognition : Butler on subjection -- Empowering the lifeworld? autonomy and power in Habermas -- Contextualizing critical theory -- Engendering critical theory.
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  7. Herbert Marcuse (1968/1988). Negations: Essays in Critical Theory. Free Association Books.score: 240.0
    The struggle against liberalism in the totalitarian view of the state.--The concept of essence.--The affirmative character of culture.--Philosophy and critical theory.--On hedonism.--Industrialization and capitalism in the work of Max Weber.--Love mystified; a critique of Norman O. Brown and a reply to Herbert Marcuse by Norman O. Brown.--Aggressiveness in advanced industrial society.
     
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  8. Simon Tormey (2006). Key Thinkers From Critical Theory to Post-Marxism. Sage Publications.score: 240.0
    This book is the first comprehensive guide and introduction to the central theorists in the post-marxist intellectual tradition. In jargon free language it seeks to unpack, explain, and review many of the key figures behind the rethinking of the legacy of Marx and Marxism in theory and practice. Key thinkers covered include Cornelius Castoriadis, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, Laclau and Mouffe, Agnes Heller, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas and post-Marxist feminism. Underlying the whole text is the central question: What (...)
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  9. Samantha Ashenden & David Owen (eds.) (1999). Foucault Contra Habermas: Recasting the Dialogue Between Genealogy and Critical Theory. Sage.score: 240.0
    Foucault contra Habermas is an incisive examination of, and a comprehensive introduction to, the debate between Foucault and Habermas over the meaning of enlightenment and modernity. It reprises the key issues in the argument between critical theory and genealogy and is organised around three complementary themes: defining the context of the debate; examining the theoretical and conceptual tools used; and discussing the implications for politics and criticism. In a detailed reply to Habermas' Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, this volume (...)
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  10. James D. Marshall (2001). A Critical Theory of the Self: Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Foucault. Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (1):75-91.score: 240.0
    Critical thinking, considered as a version of informallogic, must consider emotions and personal attitudesin assessing assertions and conclusions in anyanalysis of discourse. It must therefore presupposesome notion of the self. Critical theory may be seenas providing a substantive and non-neutral positionfor the exercise of critical thinking. It thereforemust presuppose some notion of the self. This paperargues for a Foucauldean position on the self toextend critical theory and provide a particularposition on the self for (...) thinking. Thisposition on the self is developed from moretraditional accounts of the self from Descartes toSchopenhauer, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein. (shrink)
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  11. Stephen Eric Bronner (2002). Of Critical Theory and its Theorists. Routledge.score: 240.0
    Now in its second edition, this collection is an intelligent, accessible overview of the entire Critical Theory Tradition, written by one of the leading experts on the subject. Filled with original insights and valuable historical narratives, this work is a contribution that furthers the idea and spirit of critical theory as it weaves together a narrative from a series of examinations of the thoughts of many of the most important left Western intellectuals of the twentieth century. (...)
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  12. Roberto Frega (2014). Between Pragmatism and Critical Theory: Social Philosophy Today. [REVIEW] Human Studies 37 (1):57-82.score: 240.0
    This paper aims at renovating the prospects for social philosophy through a confrontation between pragmatism and critical theory. In particular, it contends that the resources of pragmatism for advancing a project of emancipatory social philosophy have so far been neglected. After contrasting the two major traditions in social philosophy—the analytical and the critical—I proceed to outline the main traits of a pragmatist social philosophy. By inscribing pragmatism within the tradition of social philosophy, my aim is to promote (...)
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  13. Vida Pavesich (2014). Vulnerability, Power, and Gender: An Anthropological Mediation Between Critical Theory and Poststructuralism. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 22 (1):3-34.score: 240.0
    This article addresses what philosophical anthropology may contribute to the debate between critical theory and poststructuralism. It examines one prong of Amy Allen’s critique of Judith Butler’s collapse of normal dependency into subjection. Allen is correct that Butler’s assessment of agency necessary for political action in inadequate theoretically. However, I believe that some accounting of the nature of the being for whom suffering and flourishing matter is necessary. To this end, I provide an ontogenesis of intentionality as a (...)
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  14. Jeffery Nicholas (2012). Reason, Tradition, and the Good: Macintyre's Tradition-Constituted Reason and Frankfurt School Critical Theory. University of Notre Dame Press.score: 240.0
    Introduction: the question of reason -- The Frankfurt School critique of reason -- Habermas's communicative rationality -- Macintyre's tradition-constituted reason -- A substantive reason -- Beyond relativism: reasonable progress and learning from -- Conclusion: toward a Thomistic-Aristotelian critical theory of society.
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  15. Andrew Feenberg (1991). Critical Theory of Technology. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    Modern technology is more than a neutral tool: it is the framework of our civilization and shapes our way of life. Social critics claim that we must choose between this way of life and human values. Critical Theory of Technology challenges that pessimistic cliche. This pathbreaking book argues that the roots of the degradation of labor, education, and the environment lie not in technology per se but in the cultural values embodied in its design. Rejecting such popular solutions (...)
     
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  16. A. M. Sidorkin (1999). The Fine Art of Sitting on Two Stools: Multicultural Education Between Postmodernism and Critical Theory. Studies in Philosophy and Education 18 (3):143-156.score: 240.0
    The paper examines two philosophical origins of multicultural education -- postmodern philosophy and critical theory. Critical theory is closely connected to grand narrative of liberation, while postmodern tradition rejects such narrative. The ambivalence of fundamental assumptions makes multicultural theory vulnerable to criticism. However, author maintains, this ambivalence can be a strength rather than a weakness of the multicultural theory. Using Mikhail Bakhtin's notion of polyphony, author attempts to show that incompatible theoretical perspectives may productively (...)
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  17. J. M. Bernstein (1995). Recovering Ethical Life: Jürgen Habermas and the Future of Critical Theory. Routledge.score: 240.0
    Jurgen Habermas' construction of a critical social theory of society grounded in communicative reason is one of the very few real philosophical inventions of recent times that demands and repays extended engagement. In this elaborate and sympathetic study which places Habermas' project in the context of critical theory as a whole past and future, J. M. Bernstein argues that despite its undoubted achievements, it contributes to the very problems of ethical dislocation and meaninglessness it aims to (...)
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  18. Ian Buchanan (2010). A Dictionary of Critical Theory. Oxford University Press.score: 240.0
    Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. It covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, internet studies, and sociopolitical critical theory. Entries clearly explain even the most complex of theoretical discourses, such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of important figures in the (...)
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  19. Yvonne Sherratt (2006). Continental Philosophy of Social Science: Hermeneutics, Genealogy, Critical Theory. Cambridge University Press.score: 240.0
    Continental Philosophy of Social Science demonstrates the unique and autonomous nature of the continental approach to social science and contrasts it with the Anglo-American tradition. Yvonne Sherratt argues for the importance of an historical understanding of the Continental tradition in order to appreciate its individual, humanist character. Examining the key traditions of hermeneutic, genealogy, and critical theory, and the texts of major thinkers such as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Derrida, Nietzsche, Foucault, the Early Frankfurt School and Habermas, she also contextualizes (...)
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  20. Yingqin Zheng & Bernd Carsten Stahl (2011). Technology, Capabilities and Critical Perspectives: What Can Critical Theory Contribute to Sen's Capability Approach? [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 13 (2):69-80.score: 240.0
    This paper explores what insights can be drawn from critical theory to enrich and strengthen Sen’s capability approach in relation to technology and human development. The two theories share some important commonalities: both are concerned with the pursuit of “a good life”; both are normative theories rooted in ethics and meant to make a difference, and both are interested in democracy. The paper provides a brief overview of both schools of thought and their applications to technology and human (...)
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  21. John Duncan (2009). Sartre's Pure Critical Theory. Phaenex 4 (2):130-175.score: 240.0
    The aim of this paper is to present Sartre’s early philosophical anthropology and later existential Marxism as part of the development of a pure Critical Theory that, with respect to its content and with respect to the context of its production, informs a trajectory that runs through the events of May ’68. Both Sartre’s pure Critical Theory and the events of May ’68 share deep commitments to possibility, agency, and ethics. A different trajectory that runs through (...)
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  22. Axel Gelfert (2011). Nanotechnology as Ideology: Towards a Critical Theory of ‘Converging Technologies’. Science, Technology and Society 17 (1):143-164.score: 240.0
    The present paper contributes to a growing body of philosophical, sociological, and historical analyses of recent nanoscale science and technology. Through a close examination of the origins of contemporary nanotech efforts, their ambitions, and strategic uses, it also aims to provide the basis for a critical theory of emerging technologies more generally, in particular in relation to their alleged convergence in terms of goals and outcomes. The emergence, allure, and implications of nanotechnology, it is argued, can only be (...)
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  23. Bernd Carsten Stahl, Neil F. Doherty, Mark Shaw & Helge Janicke (2014). Critical Theory as an Approach to the Ethics of Information Security. Science and Engineering Ethics 20 (3):675-699.score: 240.0
    Information security can be of high moral value. It can equally be used for immoral purposes and have undesirable consequences. In this paper we suggest that critical theory can facilitate a better understanding of possible ethical issues and can provide support when finding ways of addressing them. The paper argues that critical theory has intrinsic links to ethics and that it is possible to identify concepts frequently used in critical theory to pinpoint ethical concerns. (...)
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  24. John Phillips (2000). Contested Knowledge: A Guide to Critical Theory. Distributed in the Usa Exclusively by St. Martin's Press.score: 240.0
    This accessible and wide-ranging introduction to critical theory provides a comprehensive overview of the practice, role, and importance of theory across the humanities and social sciences. It not only maps a notoriously complex area, but it also enables the reader to take the arguments and apply them in practice. Starting with an explanation of how theory relies on implicit assumptions that inform interpretations, the book moves on to depict the long-term philosophical problems that have fed into (...)
     
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  25. Fred Leland Rush (ed.) (2004). The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory. Cambridge University Press.score: 240.0
    Critical Theory constitutes one of the major intellectual traditions of the twentieth century, and is centrally important for philosophy, political theory, aesthetics and theory of art, the study of modern European literatures and music, the history of ideas, sociology, psychology, and cultural studies. In this volume an international team of distinguished contributors examines the major figures in Critical Theory, including Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Benjamin, and Habermas, as well as lesser known but important thinkers such (...)
     
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  26. Fabio Vighi (2012). Critical Theory and Film: Rethinking Ideology in Cinema. Continuum.score: 240.0
    Introduction -- The dialectic's narrow margin: film noir between Adorno and Hegel -- On critical theory's dialectical dilemma -- a configuration pregnant with tension: Fritz Lang for critical theory -- Coda: the enjoyment of film in theory.
     
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  27. Majid Yar (2003). Honneth and the Communitarians: Towards a Recognitive Critical Theory of Community. Res Publica 9 (2):101-125.score: 234.0
    This paper attempts to sketch a critical model of political community by drawing upon recent contributions to the theory of ‘recognition’, particularly in the work of Axel Honneth. The paper proceeds by, first, delineating key features shared by a range of positions associated with ‘communitarianism’, along with the limitations and problems incurred by these commitments. The second part of the paper attempts to mobilise Honneth’s theoretical work to develop a conception of community that shares a number of the (...)
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  28. Peter Uwe Hohendahl & Jaimey Fisher (eds.) (2001). Critical Theory: Current State and Future Prospects. Berghahn Books.score: 216.0
    Whatever the difference in the authors' positions, this collection gains its unity through their common interest in the significance and value of Critical ...
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  29. Lorraine Y. Landry (2000). Marx and the Postmodernism Debates: An Agenda for Critical Theory. Praeger.score: 216.0
    This book is a meticulous argument for the contemporary value of Marx's democratic theory as an interpretive key for the postmodernism debates.
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  30. Matteo Bianchin (forthcoming). From Joint Attention to Communicative Action Some Remarks on Critical Theory, Social Ontology and Cognitive Science. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714556693.score: 216.0
    In this article I consider the relevance of Tomasello’s work on social cognition to the theory of communicative action. I argue that some revisions are needed to cope with Tomasello’s results, but they do not affect the core of the theory. Moreover, they arguably reinforce both its explanatory power and the plausibility of its normative claims. I proceed in three steps. First, I compare and contrast Tomasello’s views on the ontogeny of human social cognition with the main tenets (...)
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  31. Arnold L. Farr (2008). Critical Theory and Democratic Vision: Herbert Marcuse and Recent Liberation Philosophies. Lexington Books.score: 216.0
    Liberation philosophy and democratic struggles -- The quest for the revolutionary subject : the early Marcuse -- The retrieval of Eros and the quest for a new sensibility -- Marcuse and the problem of intersubjectivity : beyond drive theory -- One-dimensional society and the demise of dialectical thinking -- Spectres of liberation : beyond one-dimensional man -- Liberal democracy and its limits : the challenge of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation -- Marcuse and discourse ethics -- Liberation and (...)
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  32. M. R. Leet (2002). Recovering the Individual: Subjectivity or Intersubjectivity as a Framework for Critical Theory? Contemporary Political Theory 1 (1):19-38.score: 216.0
  33. Patrick Fuery (2000). Cultural Studies and Critical Theory. Oxford University Press.score: 216.0
    The second edition of Cultural Studies and the New Humanities provides a comprehensive overview of issues in the humanities at the turn of the new millennium, providing historical background, defining key terms, and introducing the ideas of key thinkers. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, and new chapters have been added about the rise of visual cultures and the fierce contemporary debate between identity politics and queer theory.
     
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  34. Andrew Feenberg (1981/1986). Lukács, Marx, and the Sources of Critical Theory. Oxford University Press.score: 212.0
    This acclaimed book is the first comparative evaluation of two primary sources of the Western Marxist tradition: Marx's Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts and History and Class Consciousness by Georg Luk'acs. Andrew Feenberg offers a new interpretation of the theories of alienation and reification as the basis of a Marxist approach to the cultural contradictions of contemporary society.
     
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  35. Max Horkheimer (1972/1982). Critical Theory: Selected Essays. Continuum Pub. Corp..score: 210.0
    These essays, written in the 1930s and 1940s, represent a first selection in English from the major work of the founder of the famous institute for Social ...
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  36. Bert van den Brink & David Owen (eds.) (2007). Recognition and Power: Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory. Cambridge University Press.score: 210.0
    The topic of recognition has come to occupy a central place in contemporary debates in social and political theory. Rooted in Hegel's work, developed by George Herbert Mead and Charles Taylor, it has been given renewed expression in the recent program for Critical Theory developed by Axel Honneth in his book The Struggle for Recognition. Honneth's research program offers an empirically insightful way of reflecting on emancipatory struggles for greater justice and a powerful theoretical tool for generating (...)
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  37. Rainer Forst (2001). Towards a Critical Theory of Transnational Justice. Metaphilosophy 32 (1-2):160-179.score: 210.0
  38. Tim Dant (2003). Critical Social Theory: Culture, Society, and Critique. Sage Publications.score: 210.0
    Critical theory has left an indelible mark on postwar social thought. But what are the relations between critical theory and 'the cultural turn' ? How did critical theory inform later French critical theorists, such as Lefebvre, Barthes and Baudrillard? This accomplished and accessible book: - Demonstrates the origins of critical theory in the Marxian analysis of the capitalist mode of production and Freudian psychoanalysis - Clearly explains the main achievements of (...) theory - Elucidates how critical theory defines culture as a system that constrains and alienates the individual - Explores the potential for social change and personal emancipation in the critical heritage. The author locates the importance of myth and reason, the significance of sexuality, the place of work, the difference between art and entertainment, the nature of everyday life and the relationship between knowledge and action. The result is a lucid and informative text which will appeal to all students interested in the critical traditions of social thought. (shrink)
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  39. Warren Breckman & Martin Jay (eds.) (2009). The Modernist Imagination: Intellectual History and Critical Theory: Essays in Honor of Martin Jay. Berghahn Books.score: 210.0
    This volumeincludes work from some of the most prominentcontemporary scholars in the humanities.
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  40. Kevin Anderson (1998). On Marx, Hegel, and Critical Theory in Postwar Germany: A Conversation with Iring Fetscher. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 50 (1):1-18.score: 210.0
    This paper consists of an introduction to the life and work of Iring Fetscher by the interviewer, followed by a conversation with Fetscher, and notes. In the interview, Fetscher discusses his relationship to Marxism, Hegelianism, Lukács, and the Frankfurt School, as well as his critique of Althusser. The contribution of Fetscher, an extremely well-known German specialist on Soviet and Marxist thought, is here discussed in greater detail than anywhere else to date in the English-language scholarly literature.
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  41. John Sanbonmatsu (ed.) (2011). Critical Theory and Animal Liberation. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.score: 210.0
    The contributions in this volume highlight connections between our everyday treatment of animals and other forms of oppression, violence, and domination.
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  42. Ronjon Paul Datta (2009). Critical Theory and Social Justice: Review of Honneth's Pathologies of Reason: On The Legacy of Critical Theory. [REVIEW] Studies in Social Justice 3 (1):133-143.score: 210.0
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  43. Georg Stauth (1991). Critical Theory and Pre-Fascist Social Thought. Dept. Of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore.score: 210.0
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  44. Debra Jackson & L. Ryan Musgrave (2005). Special Cluster on Feminist Critical Theory: Introduction. Apa Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 4 (2):2-3.score: 210.0
  45. Predrag Krstic (2006). Critical Theory and Holocaust. Filozofija I Društvo 29:37-73.score: 210.0
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  46. David Ingram (1990). Critical Theory and Philosophy. Paragon House.score: 210.0
  47. William Outhwaite (1987). New Philosophies of Social Science: Realism, Hermeneutics, and Critical Theory. Macmillan Education.score: 210.0
  48. Rüdiger Bubner (1988). Essays in Hermeneutics and Critical Theory. Columbia University Press.score: 210.0
     
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  49. Mark Poster (1989). Critical Theory and Poststructuralism: In Search of a Context. Cornell University Press.score: 210.0
  50. David M. Rasmussen (ed.) (1996). Handbook of Critical Theory. Blackwell Publishers.score: 210.0
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