Institutional Critical Theory and Crisis

The following historical irony occurred to me: the tenants that might be said to characterize the development of post-Habermasian critical theory — the complexity and differentiation of social spheres and the importance of a normative standpoint — have made it-ill suited to criticize the global crisis. For the latter seem to indicate the interconnection of different social spheres and its not clear to me how the dynamic of the world market might be criticized, or even remedied, from a normative standpoint within society.

At the very least the development of these presuppositions lead to a further historical irony: revisiting and adapting the theory of reification on these bases at the very same time as the global crisis erupted and spread indicating the importance of returning to the question of critical theory and the critique of political economy.

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