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From Critical Theory to Pragmatism

Andrew Feenberg

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228416
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235544 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0006

Series: American Philosophy

From Critical Theory to               Pragmatism

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This chapter comments on critical theorist Andrew Feenberg's recent book titled Questioning Technology. This book presents Feenberg's most successful attempt to construct a major revision of the critique of technology advanced by his mentor Herbert Marcuse and other first-generation critical theorists and the succeeding generation. However, a closer examination of the book suggests that Feenberg has moved away from some of the core ideas of Marcuse and the earlier critical theorists and towards pragmatism.

Keywords: Andrew Feenberg; Questioning Technology; critical theory; Herbert Marcuse; pragmatism

Chapter.  4197 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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