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    Moral Universalism at a Time of Political Regression: A Conversation with Jürgen Habermas About the Present and His Life’s Work.Claudia Czingon, Aletta Diefenbach & Victor Kempf - 2020 - Theory, Culture and Society 37 (7-8):11-36.
    In the present interview, Jürgen Habermas answers questions about his wide-ranging work in philosophy and social theory, as well as concerning current social and political developments to whose understanding he has made important theoretical contributions. Among the aspects of his work addressed are his conception of communicative rationality as a countervailing force to the colonization of the lifeworld by capitalism and his understanding of philosophy after Hegel as postmetaphysical thinking, for which he has recently provided a comprehensive historical grounding. The (...)
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    Is There Another People? Populism, Radical Democracy and Immanent Critique.Victor Kempf - 2020 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (3):283-303.
    This article explores the possibility of a notion of left-wing populism that is conceptually opposed to the identitarian logic of embodiment that characterises right-populist interpellations of ‘th...
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    The Subjects of Socialism: Politicizing Honneth’s Idea of Socialism.Victor Kempf - 2019 - Critical Horizons 20 (3):262-281.
    ABSTRACTThis paper criticizes Axel Honneth’s Idea of Socialism from a post-Marxist but nevertheless Marxian perspective. It focuses on the importance of particular political subjectivities for bringing about emancipatory transformations. Honneth’s decoupling of his revived conception of socialism from any kind of partisan subjectivity is not only overhasty. It also loses sight of the emergence of socialism as an idea in a proper Hegelian sense. Whilst Honneth contradictorily assumes that contemporary ethical life is already infused with a comprehensive normativity of social (...)
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