Critical theory

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Les murs de la critique.

Thomas Favre-Bulle | 11.11.2014

If by looking at a reality we cannot change the model we have of it, then this model teaches us nothing. The theoretical model of critical and radical theory is based on the concepts of alienation and reification. I argue that the objects of interest of these theories cannot contradict their theoretical model. Critical studies have fostered the emergence of new scientifically legitimate objects — gender, minorities — but have also built solid walls around them. There is contradiction [...]

Le temps du désir, le temps de l’agir et la modernité trahie.

Rosa, Hartmut. 2012, Aliénation et accélération, vers une théorie critique de la modernité tardive. Traduit par Thomas Chaumont. Paris : La Découverte.

André Ourednik | 04.09.2013

According to Hartmut Rosa, late modernity is characterized by an insidious exhortation towards speed. However, his latest work seems prey to this exhortation too, inducing a palpable tension between the messenger and his message. In spite of this, the book offers multiple means for understanding — if not overcoming — our loss of grip on our collective and individual lives, which disowns the expectations of modernity. Disadvantaged by a lightweight beginning, the argument eventually becomes more complex and finally [...]