The paper questions the main ideas held by the mainstream of critical theory such as its reliance on hermeneutic and linguistic forms of consciousness and social praxis as well as a theoretical reliance on pragmatic theories of mind and Mead’s conception of socialization.
An earlier version of this paper was delivered at the annual meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 15 May, 2014. I benefitted from conversations there with Bob Antonio, Jim Block, Harry Dahms, Arnold Farr, and Lauren Langman as well as other participants in the conference. I would also like to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments on the paper.
Thompson, M.J. (2015), "The Neo-Idealist Paradigm Shift in Contemporary Critical Theory", Globalization, Critique and Social Theory: Diagnoses and Challenges (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Vol. 33), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 135-163. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0278-120420150000033003Download as .RIS
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