This collection of original essays discusses the relationship between Hegel and the Frankfurt School Critical Theory tradition. The book’s aim is to take stock of this fascinating, complex, and complicated relationship. The volume is divided into five parts: Part I focuses on dialectics and antagonisms. Part II is concerned with ethical life and intersubjectivity. Part III is devoted to the logico-metaphysical discourse surrounding emancipation. Part IV analyses social freedom in relation to emancipation. Part V discusses classical and contemporary political philosophy in relation to Hegel and the Frankfurt School, as well as radical-democratic models and the outline and functions of economic institutions.
Table of Contents
Part I: Dialectics and Antagonisms
1. The Antinomy of Modernism and Anti-Modernism in Adorno’s ‘Negative Dialectics’
2. Unsocial Society: Adorno, Hegel, and Social Antagonisms
Borhane Blili-Hamelin and Arvi Särkelä
Part II: Intersubjectivity and Ethical Life
3. Reactualizing Hegel’s ‘Philosophy of Right’: Honneth and Habermas
4. Second Nature and the Critique of Ideology in Hegel and the Frankfurt School
Part III: Logic and Emancipatory Power
5. Hegel’s Metaphysics and Social Philosophy: Two Readings
6. Hegel, Actuality, and the Power of Conceiving
Victoria I. Burke
Part IV: Social Freedom and Emancipation
7. The Dragon Seed Project: Dismantling the Master’s House with the Master’s Tools?
8. The Passionate Nature of Freedom: From Hegel to Dewey and Adorno; From This to Another Country
Part V: Political Theory and Political Economy
9. Critical Theory and / as Political Philosophy
10. Hegelian Political Economy in the Frankfurt School: Friedrich Pollock
Christopher Yeomans & Jessica Seamands
Paul Giladi is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Sheffield. He has published articles in leading philosophy journals and edited collections on Hegel, pragmatism, critical social theory, feminism, and contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. Dr. Giladi is also the editor of Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism (Routledge, 2019), as well as the co-editor (with Nicola McMillan) of the forthcoming Routledge collection Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Recognition.