Structuralism Vs. Humanism in the Formation of the Political Self: The Philosophy of Politics of Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser (Studies in Soci

Structuralism Vs. Humanism in the Formation of the Political Self: The Philosophy of Politics of Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser (Studies in Soci

By: Lee M. Rademacher (author)Hardback

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This study compares Althusser's and Sartre's work to determine if the dichotomy between structuralism and humanism truly exists: is Althusser a dogmatic structuralist; and does Sartre's theory explore the concept of freedom so radically that it negates the effects of the social structure? The text examines several areas important to political theory: how agency or the concept of the self is depicted by both authors; and how each develops a theory of epistemology for political society, and the possibility for revolution.

Contents

Making political theorist; agency and freedom and the construction of the self; science as a means of knowing - is either Althusserian or Sartrean science an adequate epistemological tool?; can there be a revolution or does Sartre or Althusser provide an adequate theory for social change?; the symptomatic and problematic - what is hidden from Althusser.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773471597
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780773471597
  • ISBN10: 0773471596

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