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PHIL2644 - Critical Theory: From Marx to Foucault

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Emma Doyle


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.


1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd take-home exam (40%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%)


1x2-hr lecture and 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points


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