Andrew Feenberg’s Immanent Critique of Technology

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Dr. Andrew Feenberg discusses the central ideas from his new book, The Philosophy Of Praxis: Marx, Lukács And The Frankfurt School. Philosophy of Praxis examines the work of four Marxist thinkers, the early Marx and Lukács, and the Frankfurt School philosophers Adorno and Marcuse. The book holds that fundamental philosophical problems are in reality social problems, abstractly conceived. This argument has two implications: on the one hand, philosophical problems are significant insofar as they reflect real social contradictions; on the other hand, philosophy cannot resolve the problems it identifies because only social revolution can eliminate their social causes. Feenberg’s Lukacs, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory was an intellectual history of these discussions. Philosophy of Praxis is an update of that classic theoretical work, which details how the discussion has been taken up by contemporary schools of thought, including Marxist political theory and continental philosophy.

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One Response to “Andrew Feenberg’s Immanent Critique of Technology”

  1. dmfant Says:

    Reblogged this on synthetic_zero and commented:

    Dr. Andrew Feenberg discusses the central ideas from his new book, The Philosophy Of Praxis

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