Critique of rationality : judgement and creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty / by John Eustice O'Brien.

In his 'Critique of Rationality', John Eustice O'Brien proposes a fascinating rectification for the distortion of technical necessity in Western Society due to unbridled instrumental reason. He begins with a review of this issue first raised by the Early German Romantics as discussed...

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Main Author: O'Brien, John E., (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
Series:Studies in critical social sciences ; v. 99.
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Summary:In his 'Critique of Rationality', John Eustice O'Brien proposes a fascinating rectification for the distortion of technical necessity in Western Society due to unbridled instrumental reason. He begins with a review of this issue first raised by the Early German Romantics as discussed by Isaiah Berlin and Walter Benjamin. Following French social philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's radically different apperceptive epistemology, he explores the possibility of a social world in which each is anchored by a preobjective disposition to meaning based on the intersubjective presence of all. This justifies the postulate of aesthetic-consciousness as the site of socialization in communities of meaning, as a frame for judgment and creativity. The struggle must continue for awakening that consciousness if an open society is to be realized.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789004272644
900427264X
10.1163/9789004272644