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Re-presenting the good society, Maeve Cooke

Label
Re-presenting the good society
Title
Re-presenting the good society
Statement of responsibility
Maeve Cooke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A proposal for negotiating the tension between an anti-authoritarian impulse and a guiding idea of context-transcending validity in critical social theory. Contemporary critical social theories face the question of how to justify the ideas of the good society that guide their critical analyses. Traditionally, these more or less determinate ideas of the good society were held to be independent of their specific sociocultural context and historical epoch. Today, such a concept of context-transcending validity is not easy to defend; the "linguistic turn" of Western philosophy signals the widespread acceptance of the view that ideas of knowledge and validity are always mediated linguistically and that language is conditioned by history and context. In Re-Presenting the Good Society, Maeve Cooke addresses the justificatory dilemma facing critical social theories: how to maintain an idea of context-transcending validity without violating anti-authoritarian impulses. In doing so she not only clarifies the issues and positions taken by other theorists--including Richard Rorty, Jurgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, and Judith Butler--but also offers her own original and thought-provoking analysis of context-transcending validity. Because the tension between an anti-authoritarian impulse and a guiding idea of context-transcending validity is today an integral part of critical social theory, Cooke argues that it should be negotiated rather than eliminated. Her proposal for a concept of context-transcending validity has as its central claim that we should conceive of the good society as re-presented in particular constitutively inadequate representations of it. These re-presentations are, Cooke argues provocatively, regulative ideas that have an imaginary, fictive character
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Cooke, Maeve
Dewey number
301.01
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HM585
LC item number
.C663 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in contemporary German social thought
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  • Critical theory
  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Critical theory
  • Social sciences
  • Sociology
  • Kritische theorie
  • Utopieën
  • Representatie (algemeen)
  • Maatschappij
  • Kritische Theorie
Label
Re-presenting the good society, Maeve Cooke
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
68907017
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 264 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262033473
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • 5762
  • 9780262270779
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)68907017
Label
Re-presenting the good society, Maeve Cooke
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-259) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
68907017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262033473
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5762
  • 9780262270779
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)68907017

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