Post-foundationalism, Systems Theory and the Impossibility of Critique

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Abstrakt

Should we drop critique just because of its impossibility? This chapter tries to find a way to eat the cake and have it too, insisting in the meaningfulness of having a critical practice taking as point of departure the impossibility of critique. First, we discuss the classical concept of critique and how it ran into problems as demonstrated in many post-foundational theories. Then, we present the work of Luhmann’s epistemology and its particular problematization of the lack of any stable foundation for critique. Finally, the chapter elaborates on how to respond to the challenges of a foundational critique without abandoning the ambition of committing to a critical sociology.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelDiscourse, Culture and Organization : Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power
RedaktørerTomas Marttila
Antal sider24
Udgivelses stedCham
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdato2019
Sider343-366
Kapitel15
ISBN (Trykt)9783319941226
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783319941233
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
NavnPostdisciplinary Studies in Discourse

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Emneord

  • Post-foundationalism
  • Systems theory
  • Luhmann
  • Critique
  • Critical sociology

Citationsformater

Åkerstrøm Andersen, N., Højbjerg, E., & la Cour, A. (2019). Post-foundationalism, Systems Theory and the Impossibility of Critique. I T. Marttila (red.), Discourse, Culture and Organization: Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power (s. 343-366). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94123-3_15