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By Rahel Jaeggi,Frederick Neuhouser,Alan E. Smith

The Hegelian-Marxist proposal of alienation fell out of fashion in the course of the post-metaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist perspectives of human nature. during this publication Jaeggi attracts on phenomenological analyses grounded in sleek conceptions of business enterprise, besides fresh paintings within the analytical culture, to reconceive of alienation because the absence of a significant courting to oneself and others, which manifests itself in emotions of helplessness and the despondent recognition of ossified social roles and expectations.

A revived method of alienation is helping severe social concept interact with phenomena, resembling meaninglessness, isolation, and indifference, that have extensive implications for problems with justice. via severing alienation's hyperlink to a complicated perception of human essence whereas preserving its social-philosophical content material, Jaeggi presents assets for a renewed critique of social pathologies, a much-neglected main issue in modern liberal political philosophy. Her paintings revisits the arguments of Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, putting them in discussion with Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, and Charles Taylor.

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