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The Power of Words

As evidenced on this site numerous times, understanding the relational world has proven a challenge to the social sciences – for disciplinary as well as ideological reasons. It doesn’t help that it lacks its own discipline, relying instead on the half-empty promise of inter-disciplinarity to come to the rescue. Neither does it help that the […]

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The Case of Castoriadis v. Habermas

The content of Dirty Looks is strongly influenced by the linguistic or intersubjective ‘turn’ taken by Jürgen Habermas, a key figure in continental philosophy and in particular critical theory. Habermas made the move away from the philosophy of consciousness in order to build a theory of communicative rationality, a theory he hoped could provide a […]