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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 36 new and published books in the subject of Critical Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Authenticity as an Ethical Ideal

    By Somogy Varga

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Authenticity has become a widespread ethical ideal that represents a way of dealing with normative gaps in contemporary life. This ideal suggests that one should be true to oneself and lead a life expressive of what one takes oneself to be. However, many contemporary thinkers have pointed out that...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future

    By John Lechte

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    With the emerging dominance of digital technology, the time is ripe to reconsider the nature of the image. Some say that there is no longer a phenomenal image, only disembodied information (0-1) waiting to be configured. For photography, this implies that a faith in the principle of an "...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Zizek Dictionary

    Edited by Rex Butler

    Slavoj Žižek is the most popular and discussed philosopher in the world today. His prolific writings – across philosophy, psychoanalysis, political and social theory, film, music and religion – always engage and provoke. The power of his ideas, the breadth of his references, his capacity for...

    Published June 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

    By Esteve Morera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Western critical theory, Marxism included, has largely been based on a view of historical materialism that Gramsci, among others, developed in his prison notebooks. For many, Gramsci’s philosophical reflections in prison offered a new foundation for the philosophy of the future. His...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Hannah Arendt

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Patrick Hayden

    Series: Key Concepts

    Hannah Arendt is one of the most prominent thinkers of modern times, whose profound influence extends across philosophy, politics, law, history, international relations, sociology, and literature. Presenting new and powerful ways to think about human freedom and responsibility, Arendt's work has...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Critical Realist Perspective of Education

    By Brad Shipway

    Series: New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This book clearly and comprehensively explores the capability of critical realism to throw new light on educational theory. It firstly investigates the convergence and divergence between two forms of critical realism, which have not previously been cross-examined. This task allows the book to...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Heidegger and the Romantics

    The Literary Invention of Meaning

    By Pol Vandevelde

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two. Pol Vandevelde’s new study forges this important link. Vandevelde begins by analyzing two models that have addressed the interaction between literature and...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Unusable Past

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sport and Art

    An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Sport

    By Andrew Edgar

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    Sport and Art explores relationship of sport to art. It does not argue that sport is one of the arts, but rather that sport and art hold common ground. Both are ways in which humans confront philosophical challenges, though they do this through very different media. While art deploys sensual...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Return Of Reader

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts
    Edited by Claire Colebrook
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  2. Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts
    Edited by Patrick Hayden
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  3. Adorno on Nature
    By Deborah Cook
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  4. Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image
    By Alison Ross
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  5. Habermas
    By Kenneth Baynes
    To Be Published April 30th 2015

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