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ERIC Number: EJ1155325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Work and Emancipation in the Age of Precarious: Engaging Habermas and His Critics
Welton, Michael R.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v5 n2 Article 5 p60-73 2014
The domain and status of work or purposive-rational action in the writings of Jurgen Habermas is highly controversial. Some of his critics accuse him of abandoning the emancipatory potential of non-alienated labor, a central axiom of classic Marxism. This article analyzes his critics' arguments before taking up the influential commentary of Axel Honneth. His arguments are of significance for adult educators: he reinstates, modestly, the emancipatory potential of the organization of production by discovering a philosophical and moral grounding of this provocative proposal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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