Critique as justification – and beyond

Diken, Bulent (2015) Critique as justification – and beyond. The Sociological Review, 63 (4). pp. 922-939. ISSN 0038-0261

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Abstract

The article discusses the predicament of contemporary critique by focusing on a theoretical case, the ‘sociology of critique’ as it is formulated by Boltanski and Thévenot (2006) and developed by Boltanski and Chiapello (2007). This sociology is critical of critical theory and endeavours to supplement critical theory with a ‘theory of critique’, with a pragmatic analysis of the normative values that inspire intentional action. In order to be critical, it insists, one must first understand what critique is. However, the sociology of critique delimits critique to justification on the basis of (only) existing values and indexes all critique to the governmental idea of reform. The article elaborates on this by juxtaposing radical critique and pragmatic critique in the light of recent debate.

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Journal Article
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The Sociological Review
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73234
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Deposited On:
10 Mar 2015 12:50
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jan 2020 09:09