Critical Theory and the Thought of Andrew Feenberg

  • Darrell P. Arnold
  • Andreas Michel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Darrell P. Arnold, Andreas Michel
    Pages 1-14
  3. Reverberations of Marx and Lukács

  4. Between Democracy and a Politics of Resistance

  5. From Heidegger Through Postmodernism: The Ongoing Role of the Critical Theory of Technology

  6. A Critical Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Bruna Della Torre de Carvalho Lima, Eduardo Altheman Camargo Santos
      Pages 319-326
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book


This volume explores Andrew Feenberg’s work in critical theory.  Feenberg is considered one of the key ‘second generation’ critical theorists, with a keen interest in philosophy of technology. He has made a vital contribution to critical theory in ways that remain of interest given the pressing technological issues of our time. The authors of this book highlight not only the ways that Feenberg has begun to make good on what is often characterized as “the broken promise of critical theory” to address issues of technology, but also the continued importance of critical theory more generally, and of Feenberg’s contributions to understanding this tradition.


Andrew Feenberg Critical Theory Philosophy of technology Marxism Western Marxism Heidegger Frankfurt School Modernity Subject-object identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Darrell P. Arnold
    • 1
  • Andreas Michel
    • 2
  1. 1.Biscayne CollegeSt. Thomas UniversityMiami GardensUSA
  2. 2.Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyTerre HauteUSA

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