André Gorz and the Sartrean Legacy

Arguments for a Person-Centred Social Theory

  • Authors
  • Finn Bowring

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Finn Bowring
    Pages 1-10
  3. Finn Bowring
    Pages 11-31
  4. Finn Bowring
    Pages 32-66
  5. Finn Bowring
    Pages 67-86
  6. Finn Bowring
    Pages 87-116
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 186-218

About this book


A comprehensive and scholarly exploration of the personal and philosophical origins of André Gorz's work, this book includes a unique analysis of his early untranslated texts, as well as critical discussion of his relationship to the work of Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Marx and Habermas. Reassessing pivotal notions such as the 'lifeworld' and the 'subject', it argues that Gorz has pioneered a person-centred social theory in which the motive and meaning of social critique is firmly rooted in people's lived experience.


critical theory Jürgen Habermas liberty Marx Marxism morality philosophy social theory sociology

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