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PHIL2644 - Critical Theory: From Marx to Foucault
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: John Grumley
The idea of critical theory emerged as an attempt to go beyond the alleged impasses of philosophy and actually challenge the world. This unit will consider various phases in the history of this project: from Marx, the Frankfurt School, to Foucault and Habermas. It will examine both the innovations and weaknesses of these various formulations in their historical context, as well as considering contemporary efforts to reanimate the idea of critical theory.
1x2000 word essay (50%), 1x2000 word take-home exam (40%), 1x500 word tutorial paper (10%)
1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week
12 junior credit points
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