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We Have Never Been Modern – Bruno Latour

With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? … Continue reading

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Foucault, Education, the Self and Modernity

Michel Foucault is often criticised in English-speaking circles  for being interested only in power as domination, and  of being uninterested in freedom and social reform.  This  paper shows, however,  that Foucault’s overarching concern was with  the constitution of  the self … Continue reading

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Communication, Modernity and Democracy in Habermas and Dewey

Read Alone among Frankfurt School critical theorists,  Habermas has critically appropriated pragmatist motifs. Although the Habermas-Dewey connection has been generally neglected,  significant similarities as well as important differences appear in their work. Both theorists share, with Aristotle, Mead, Gadamer, and … Continue reading

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