From Neo-Marxism to Democratic Theory: Essays on the Critical Theory of Soviet-Type Societies Andrew Arato

ISBN: 9780873328821

Published: July 31st 1993

Hardcover

342 pages


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From Neo-Marxism to Democratic Theory: Essays on the Critical Theory of Soviet-Type Societies  by  Andrew Arato

From Neo-Marxism to Democratic Theory: Essays on the Critical Theory of Soviet-Type Societies by Andrew Arato
July 31st 1993 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 342 pages | ISBN: 9780873328821 | 7.64 Mb

The essays in this volume trace an intellectual odyssey, a search for a genuinely critical theory. The book begins with the question of why the Frankfurt School as well as other neo-Marxist and post-Marxist analysts, both in the West and in dissidentMoreThe essays in this volume trace an intellectual odyssey, a search for a genuinely critical theory. The book begins with the question of why the Frankfurt School as well as other neo-Marxist and post-Marxist analysts, both in the West and in dissident circles in the East, failed to produce a critical theory of Soviet socialism or to establish a dynamic relationship with contemporary social movements.

As the political struggle in Eastern Europe intensified, the author of this book disengaged from his own efforts to reconstruct a critical Marxism. Instead, he attempts a reconstruction of democratic theory based on civil society rather than class categories, and with a critical relevance not only to the transition from state socialism but more generally to the universal goal of emancipation.



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