Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology

Esposito E (2017)
THESIS ELEVEN 143(1): 18-27.

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Autor*in
Esposito, Elena
Abstract / Bemerkung
This paper proposes an extended idea of critique, bypassing the paradox of a critique of critique. It reconstructs the semantics of critique from ancient commentary to autonomous interpretation, identifying the blindness of critical theory in the claim to detect crises and to indicate how to overcome them. The critique of critique is achieved not by rejecting critique but by moving to second-order observation. In this understanding, critique does not refuse what is normal but observes it as improbable. Critical observation is understood as reflection on normality, its opposite, and its alternatives. The debate on risk society is presented and commented on as an example.
Stichworte
crisis; critical theory; second-order observation; systems theory
Erscheinungsjahr
2017
Zeitschriftentitel
THESIS ELEVEN
Band
143
Ausgabe
1
Seite(n)
18-27
ISSN
0725-5136
eISSN
1461-7455
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2916343

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Esposito E. Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology. THESIS ELEVEN. 2017;143(1):18-27.
Esposito, E. (2017). Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology. THESIS ELEVEN, 143(1), 18-27. doi:10.1177/0725513617740966
Esposito, E. (2017). Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology. THESIS ELEVEN 143, 18-27.
Esposito, E., 2017. Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology. THESIS ELEVEN, 143(1), p 18-27.
E. Esposito, “Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology”, THESIS ELEVEN, vol. 143, 2017, pp. 18-27.
Esposito, E.: Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology. THESIS ELEVEN. 143, 18-27 (2017).
Esposito, Elena. “Critique without crisis: Systems theory as a critical sociology”. THESIS ELEVEN 143.1 (2017): 18-27.