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Critical Theory and Epistemology: The Politics of Modern Thought and Science

Anastasia Marinopoulou


The book makes a critical comparison of fundamental trends in modern epistemology with the epistemological concerns of critical theory of the Frankfurt School. It comprises five chapters, which refer to phenomenology, structuralism and poststructuralism, modernism and postmodernism, systems’ theory and critical realism.It follows the course of development of modern epistemology, considering basic conceptions such as dialectics, theory and practice in science, and the potential for a political epistemology based on the arguments of critical theory. It can certainly be used as a textbook because ... More

Keywords: Critical theory, Epistemology, Politics, Phenomenology, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Modernism, Systems theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526105370
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526105370.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anastasia Marinopoulou, author
Hellenic Open University