By Rahel Jaeggi,Frederick Neuhouser,Alan E. Smith
The Hegelian-Marxist concept of alienation fell out of style through the post-metaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist perspectives of human nature. during this ebook Jaeggi attracts on phenomenological analyses grounded in glossy conceptions of employer, besides fresh paintings within the analytical culture, to reconceive of alienation because the absence of a significant courting to oneself and others, which manifests itself in emotions of helplessness and the despondent popularity of ossified social roles and expectations.
A revived method of alienation is helping severe social conception interact with phenomena, reminiscent of meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference, that have wide implications for problems with justice. via severing alienation's hyperlink to a troublesome perception of human essence whereas holding its social-philosophical content material, Jaeggi offers assets for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected predicament in modern liberal political philosophy. Her paintings revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, putting them in discussion with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.
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