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    Feminism as Radical Humanism.Pauline Johnson - 1994 - Westview Press.
    "Sure to be controversial and of interest to a wide audience in feminist history" (Judith Grant, University of Southern California), this book draws on a wide range of political and intellectual traditions to demonstrate that, only by ...
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    Sociology and the Critique of Neoliberalism: Reflections on Peter Wagner and Axel Honneth.Pauline Johnson - 2014 - European Journal of Social Theory 17 (4):516-533.
    Neoliberalism’s project of making the market the model for all modern freedoms means that critique needs to be able to unmask the distortions and to weigh the costs of its cultural appropriations and resignifications. This diagnostic/evaluative task presents a seeming challenge to the sociologist who is also answerable to scientific purposes that demand objectivity and impartiality. This article investigates two very different attempts to grasp this nettle. It contrasts Peter Wagner’s proposal to reclaim critique as ‘an essential feature of the (...)
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  3. Feminism and Images of Autonomy.Pauline Johnson - 1988 - Radical Philosophy 50:26-30.
     
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    Distorted Communications: Feminism’s Dispute with Habermas.Pauline Johnson - 2001 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (1):39-62.
    The paper reviews the extent to which main formulations in Habermas's recent major work, Between Facts and Norms, make ground against feminist objections to the Habermasian project. Although the later work does not tamper with the core project of Habermas's theory of modernity, the terms in which the procedural norms of democratic interaction are now conceived clarify the sympathetic relevance of Habermas's project to feminism's own vital concerns. There is reason to suppose Habermas's construction of the motivations that prompt and (...)
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    An Interview with Bonnie Honig.Pauline Johnson - 2008 - Contemporary Political Theory 7 (4):434-443.
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    Carl Schmitt, Jürgen Habermas, and the Crisis of Politics.Pauline Johnson - 1998 - The European Legacy 3 (6):15-32.
  7. Review: Feminism as Critique: Essays on the Politics of Gender in Late Capitalist Societies. [REVIEW]Pauline Johnson - 1988 - Thesis Eleven 21 (1):152-155.
  8. Nietzsche Reception Today.Pauline Johnson - 1996 - Radical Philosophy 80:24-33.
  9. And Humanism: Contemporary Feminist Thought Reconsidered. [REVIEW]Pauline Johnson - 1985 - Thesis Eleven 10 (1):241-249.
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    Normative Tensions of Contemporary Feminism.Pauline Johnson - 1985 - Thesis Eleven 101 (1):44-52.
    The following discussion explores dimensions of feminism’s ongoing efforts to negotiate split normative claims. It attempts to push through a stalled debate within contemporary feminism by describing it as a mis-recognition of feminism’s double-sided normativity. It suggests that an ‘either/or’ construction of what feminism is about obscures the contribution that each can make to a clarification of the limitations and concealed entailments of the other. This investigation into the normative tensions within contemporary feminism will be illuminated in the second part (...)
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    Feminism as Critique in a Neoliberal Age: Debating Nancy Fraser.Pauline Johnson - 2018 - Critical Horizons 19 (1):1-17.
    Neoliberalism, we are told, has “seduced” feminism. What is meant is that the libertarian and democratic hopes that have scoped this radical social movement have been reconfigured and re-energised by neoliberal project that models all our freedoms upon the market. Misgivings about “seductions” and “betrayals” require that feminist theory adopts the role of the arbiter on goals and meanings and this puts strains upon its deep commitment to democratic epistemologies. The following paper finds that the leading theorist of feminism as (...)
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  12. The Quest for the Self: Feminism's Appropriation of Romanticism.Pauline Johnson - 1995 - Thesis Eleven 41 (1):76-93.
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    Tragedy and Philosophy: A Parallel History.John Edward Grumley, David Roberts & Pauline Johnson (eds.) - 2021 - Brill.
    Completed shortly before her death in 2019, _Tragedy and Philosophy. A Parallel History_ is the sum of Agnes Heller’s reflections on European history and culture, seen through the prism of Europe’s two unique literary creations: tragedy and philosophy.
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    Marxist Aesthetics: The Foundations Within Everyday Life for an Emancipated Consciousness.Pauline Johnson - 1984 - Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    Introduction At first sight the field of Marxist theories of aesthetics consists of a disparate collection of theories with very little in common. ...
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  15. Feminism and the Enlightenment.Pauline Johnson - 1993 - Radical Philosophy 63:3-12.
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    Editors' Intro.John Grumley & Pauline Johnson - 2019 - Thesis Eleven 151 (1):3-4.
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    Critique as Ideology Critique in a Neoliberal Age.Pauline Johnson - 2020 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 46 (7):810-828.
    Neo-liberalism is not working but carries on regardless. A society and all of its institutions modelled on market logics and imperatives has produced system crisis and has lost widespread popular support. To account for neo-liberalism’s continuing grip, we must submit this project to ideology critique. Max Horkheimer offers some relevant insights into what this requires. Ideology critique needs to come up with a competing measure of progress, it has to demonstrate why this ought to be the standard and it needs (...)
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    Romantic and Enlightenment Legacies: Habermas and the Post-Modern Critics.Pauline Johnson - 2006 - Contemporary Political Theory 5 (1):68-90.
    Wisdom, Hegel famously said, only flies at dusk. For many, the evening of the liberal-democratic nation state appears to be descending in a globalizing world. This disturbing prospect invites urgent reflection on which of the potentials of this fading order ought to be carried forward. In this climate of review and reassessment, discussions that had seemed done with re-surface sharpened by fresh purpose. The following paper attempts to put new light on a once vigorous dispute between Habermas and his post-modern (...)
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    Learning From the Budapest School Women.Pauline Johnson - 2019 - Thesis Eleven 151 (1):69-81.
    What can Western feminism hope to learn from women whose feminisms were originally shaped by experiences behind the ‘Iron Curtain’? In the first instance, an acute sensitivity to the importance of a politics that is responsive to needs. In its social democratic heyday, Western feminism had embraced a politics of contested need interpretation. Now, though, a neoliberal version has converted feminism into an attitudinal resource for the individual woman who is bent upon success. The takeover was made easy by the (...)
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    Editor’s Introduction.John Grumley & Pauline Johnson - forthcoming - Thesis Eleven:072551361983837.
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    The Embedded Market and Ideology Critique.Pauline Johnson - 2011 - Critical Horizons 12 (3):302 - 322.
    When the Global Financial Crisis hit, major political economists were able to boast that they had long warned that "crazy times" were coming. By contrast, leading sociologists seem to have been wrong footed. Totalizing narratives of a new "risk society", "second modernity" and the like appeared to have sacrificed the grounds for weighing up the costs and damages of contemporary capitalism. Made famous by Karl Polanyi, the concept of the embedded market suggests a differentiated diagnosis of our times that should (...)
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    Are Our Utopian Energies Exhausted? Habermas's Radical Reformism.Pauline Johnson - 2004 - European Journal of Political Theory 3 (3):267-291.
    This article starts off by giving Habermas the opportunity to defend the ‘remnants of utopianism’ in his thinking that might seem to fly in the face of grim sociological realities. He wants to cut the ground from under a fashionable scepticism about our capacity to use a description of the unrealized potentials of the present as the basis for orienting ourselves to a desired future. This is to be done by persuading us that we have been looking in the wrong (...)
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    Habermas: A Reasonable Utopian?Pauline Johnson - 2005 - Critical Horizons 6 (1):101-118.
    Already by the mid-1980s, Habermas supposed that our utopian energies had been used up. Today, when a neo-liberal 'realism' seems to be a virtually dominant ideology, the climate appears, if anything, yet more hostile to radical hopes. Even while he recognises the obstacles and is clear that we might never succeed in breaking through the 'Gordian knot', Habermas is not prepared to surrender to a proclaimed 'end of politics'. This paper traces some of the ways in which his recent works (...)
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    Habermas's Search for the Public Sphere.Pauline Johnson - 2001 - European Journal of Social Theory 4 (2):215-236.
    Given powerful globalizing processes under way, the topic of how to conceptualize the modern public sphere is becoming increasingly urgent. Amidst the array of alternatives, the efforts of Jürgen Habermas to attempt to balance out the two main conceptual requirements of this idea, a universalistic construction of the principle of shared interests and a sensitivity to the fact of modern pluralism, might seem a particularly promising option. In order to reconstruct the main motivations of, and to determine a set of (...)
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    The Dialectic of Critique and Progress: Comparing Peter Wagner and Theodor Adorno.Pauline Johnson - 2018 - European Journal of Social Theory 21 (3):357-375.
    As long as critique trails in the wake of progress, a more radical game-changing interest in its reconstruction remains blocked. This article will contrast the reforming approach adopted by Peter Wagner with Theodor Adorno’s attempt to reconstruct the normative foundations of historical progress. The intention here is to use the radicalism of Adorno’s critical recovery of this ideal in order to clarify and strengthen the social democratic utopianism that underlies Wagner’s reconstruction of progress. The final section of the article extends (...)
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    Discourse Ethics and the Normative Justification of Tolerance.Pauline Johnson - 2000 - Critical Horizons 1 (2):281-305.
    The following paper considers the extent to which discourse ethics can adequately respond to Habermas' own call for normative justification for the expectation of tolerance. It concludes that discourse ethics is able to lend its services to the flagging fortunes of the idea of toleration, not by seeking to underscore this idea with rationally compelling argumentation,but by offering insights into the possibilities opened up to a life which accepts this principle.
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