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What Is 'Critical' About Critical Theory?

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posted on 02.04.2019, 23:33 by STEVEN AOUN
The idea of a critical theory is a dominant force in tertiary education, and has become an integral part of the pursuit of higher knowledge. Competing ideas have thereby become standard bearers in that critical theory acts as a measure of true understanding. The only problem, however, is that many of the distinct theories similarly answering to the description raise two related questions – namely, ‘what is a critical theory?’ and what is ‘critical’ about the ‘theory’ in question? The following research provides an answer by questioning the idea’s standard and/or truth-bearing via the problematic connection between criteria and critique.

History

Principal supervisor

Axel Fliethmann

Additional supervisor 2

Walter Veit

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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