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Author Jaeggi, Rahel.

Title Alienation [electronic resource].

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (301 pages).
Series New Directions in Critical Theory
New directions in critical theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Table of Contents; Foreword, by Axel Honneth; Translator's Introduction, by Frederick Neuhouser; Preface and Acknowledgments; Part 1. The Relation of Relationlessness: Reconstructing a Concept of Social Philosophy; 1. "A Stranger in the World That He Himself Has Made": The Concept and Phenomenon of Alienation; 2. Marx and Heidegger: Two Versions of Alienation Critique; 3. The Structure and Problems of Alienation Critique; 4. Having Oneself at One's Command: Reconstructing the Concept of Alienation; Part 2. Living One's Life as an Alien Life: Four Cases
5. Seinesgleichen Geschieht or "The Like of It Now Happens": The Feeling of Powerlessness and the Independent Existence of One's Own Actions6. "A Pale, Incomplete, Strange, Artificial Man": Social Roles and the Loss of Authenticity; 7. "She but Not Herself": Self-Alienation as Internal Division; 8. "As If Through a Wall of Glass": Indifference and Self-Alienation; Part 3. Alienation as a Disturbed Appropriation of Self and World; 9. "Like a Structure of Cotton Candy": Being Oneself as Self-Appropriation; 10. "Living One's Own Life": Self-Determination, Self-Realization, and Authenticity
Conclusion: The Sociality of the Self, the Sociality of FreedomNotes; Works Cited; Index
Summary 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 reconceive of alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, which manifests itself in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ossified social roles and expectations. A revived approach to alienation helps critical social theory engage with phenomena, such as meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference, which have broad implications for issues of justice. By severing alienation''s link to a problematic conception of human essence while retaining its social-philosophical content, Jaeggi provides resources for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected concern in contemporary liberal political philosophy. Her work revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, placing them in dialogue with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.
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Subject Alienation (Social psychology)
Self psychology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Neuhouser, Frederick.
Smith, Alan E.
Other Form: Print version: Jaeggi, Rahel. Alienation. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2014 9780231151986
ISBN 9780231537599 (electronic bk.)
023153759X (electronic bk.)