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Skepticism, Modernity and Critical Theory

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Part of the Renewing Philosophy book series (REP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Philip Walsh
      Pages 1-9
  3. Skepticism and Modern Philosophy

  4. Skepticism and Idealism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Philip Walsh
      Pages 76-99
  5. Skepticism and the Critique of Modernity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 146-182

About this book


This book examines the issue of philosophical skepticism in the light of its relevance for the critique of modernity associated with the Frankfurt School. It situates the problem of skepticism in the context of the history of philosophy and explores its significance for the modern crisis of reason manifested in post-Kantian philosophy, which presaged the critical turn toward social theory.


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Immanuel Kant reason scepticism

About the authors

PHILIP WALSH is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, where he teaches social theory. He has published articles on Hegel and Nietzsche and is the co-editor (with Davis Schmeiderman) of the collection Re-Taking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (2004).

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