Systematic Issues in Critical Theory

Understanding Power, Oppression, Ideology and Reification

The History of Critical Theory

From Marx to Contemporary Accounts

The Philosophy of Hope

The Philosophy of Hope

The Philosophy of Informational Privacy

The Ethics and Politics of Mass Surveillance

Recent Publications

When we criticize social institutions and practices, what kinds of reasons can we offer for such criticism? Political philosophers …

Traditional arguments for privacy in public suggest that intentionally public activities, such as political speech, do not deserve …

The chapter contextualizes Lukács’s “Ontology of Social Being” within social ontological debates. It identifies two …

This chapter pursues three aims: First, I propose three different roles that hope can play in political philosophy - one instrumental, …

That we can hope is one of the capacities that define us as human beings. To hope means not just to have beliefs about what will …


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