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Recovering International RelationsThe Promise of Sustainable Critique$
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Daniel Levine

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199916061

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.001.0001

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“For We Born After”: The Challenge of Sustainable Critique

“For We Born After”: The Challenge of Sustainable Critique

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Recovering International Relations

Daniel J. Levine

Oxford University Press

Why is reification so resilient, and critique so difficult to sustain? Developing a critique of knowledge with its roots in Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics, this chapter shows the depth of the problem in conceptual-philosophical terms and sketches a conceptual path for meeting it.

Keywords:   Adorno, Theodor W, animus habitandi, chastened reason, critique of the concept, ethics, hermeneutics, Honneth, Axel, Horkheimer, Max, Kant, identity theory, Immanuel, Kahn, Herman, negative dialectics, non-identity, normative IR theory, positive IR theory, reflexivity, reification

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