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    The Individual and Society in Durkheim: Unpicking the Contradictions.Finn Bowring - 2016 - European Journal of Social Theory 19 (1):21-38.
    In revisiting Durkheim’s humanism in recent years, attention has been drawn to his theory of moral individualism and the usefulness of his argument that a reformed democratic capitalism can reconcile individual freedom with collective constraint. This article investigates Durkheim’s understanding of the relationship between the individual and society in greater detail, showing in the process that his thinking was ambiguous and inconsistent. Although he flirted with the notion that capitalist modernity might actively foster and legitimize destructive forms of individualism, his (...)
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    Hannah Arendt: A Critical Introduction.Finn Bowring - 2011 - Pluto Press.
    The vita activa -- Critique of modernity -- From action to power: the fate of the political -- Marxism, ecology and culture -- Feminism, the social and the political -- Imperialism, racism and bureaucracy: the road to totalitarianism -- Totalitarianism -- In search of the subject -- The vita contemplativa.
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  3. OBITUARY-The Writer's Malady: Andre Gorz, 1923-2007.Finn Bowring - 2008 - Radical Philosophy 148:52.
     
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  4. Althusser, Louis. Machievelli and Us. Ed. François Matheron. Verso, 1999. Pp. 136. $30.00 Cloth. Angus, Ian.(Dis) Figurations: Discourse/Critique/Ethics. Verso, 2000. Pp. 269. $20 Paper. Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics, Books VIII and IX. Ed. Michael Pakaluk. [REVIEW]Ramón J. Betanzos, M. Martin, Roy Bhaskar, James Bohman, Finn Bowring, Stephen Eric Bronner, Allen Buchanan, Dan W. Brock, Morman Daniels & Daniel Wikler - 2001 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (1):115-122.
     
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    A Lifeworld Without a Subject: Habermas and the Pathologies of Modernity.Finn Bowring - 1996 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1996 (106):77-104.
    Jürgen Habermas has been credited with rescuing Critical Theory from the brink of nihilism. Although he has adopted Max Weber's interest in rationalization, as is well known, he questions Weber's pessimistic view that modernization will inexorably lead to the imprisonment of individuals in meaningless systems of instrumental rationality. Habermas' optimism, however, is not the result of a belief in the irreducible nature of human freedom. Rather, it derives from the more ambitious claim that the linguistic structures of the lifeworld harbor (...)
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  6. Andre Gorz and the Sartrean Legacy: Arguments for a Person-Centered Social Theory.Finn Bowring - 2000 - St. Martin's Press.
    A comprehensive and scholarly exploration of the personal and philosophical origins of André Gorz's work, this book includes a unique analysis of his early untranslated texts, as well as critical discussions of his relationship to the work of Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Marx, and Habermas. Reassessing pivotal notions such as the "lifeworld" and the "subject," it argues that Gorz has pioneered a person-centred social theory in which the motive and the meaning of social critique is firmly rooted in people's lived experience.
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