Alienation /

The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor during the post-metaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Jaeggi draws on phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, along with recent work in the analytical tradition, to...

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Main Author: Jaeggi, Rahel (Author)
Other Authors: Neuhouser, Frederick (Translator, Editor), Smith, Alan E. (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published:New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Series:New directions in critical theory.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Axel Honneth
  • Translator's introduction / Frederick Neuhouser
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • The relation of relationlessness : reconstructing a concept of social philosophy
  • "A stranger in the world that he himself has made" : the concept and phenomenon of alienation
  • Marx and Heidegger : two versions of alienation critique
  • The structure and problems of alienation critique
  • Having oneself at one's command : reconstructing the concept of alienation
  • Living one's life as an alien life : four cases
  • Seinesgleichen geschieht or "the like of it now happens" : the feeling of powerlessness and the independent existence of one's own actions
  • "A pale, incomplete, strange, artificial man" : social roles and the loss of authenticity
  • "She but not herself" : self-alienation as internal division
  • "As if through a wall of glass" : indifference and self-alienation
  • Alienation as a disturbed appropriation of self and world
  • "Like a structure of cotton candy" : being oneself as self-appropriation
  • "Living one's own life" : self-determination, self-realization, and authenticity
  • Conclusion: the sociality of the self, the sociality of freedom
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.