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Elements of a Critical Theory of regressions
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA) 
Author/s: Marco Solinas 
Year:  2014 Issue: 51 Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 141-152 FullText PDF:  186 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2014-051010
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The essay aims to offer a critical theory of psychosocial processes of regressive and depressive type. The author starts by discussing the determining influence attributed to social suffering in the framework of the moral grammar of social struggle outlined by Axel Honneth. The author discusses some important points of Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history, in particularly Benjamin’s critique of traditional concept of progress, and the determining role attributed to suffering; points that are translated and moved in the framework of the analysis of regressive processes. Lastly, the author shows how a critical theory that aims to reactivate the emancipatory potential immanent in the social suffering may find an incisive and productive approach in a critical analysis of regressions.

Marco Solinas, Elements of a Critical Theory of regressions in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 51/2014, pp. 141-152, DOI:10.3280/LAS2014-051010

   

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