Disclosing Possibility: The Past and Future of Critical Theory1

@article{Kompridis2005DisclosingPT,
  title={Disclosing Possibility: The Past and Future of Critical Theory1},
  author={N. Kompridis},
  journal={International Journal of Philosophical Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={325 - 351}
}
  • N. Kompridis
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Abstract In this paper I indicate the reasons why critical theory needs an alternative conception of critique, and then I sketch out what such an alternative should be. The conception of critique I develop involves a time‐responsive redisclosure of the world capable of disclosing new or previously unnoticed possibilities, possibilities in light of which agents can change their self‐understanding and their practices, and change their orientation to the future and the past. 
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