Critical Theory

Immanent Critique and Particular Moral Experience

Critical theories often express scepticism towards the idea that social critique should draw on general normative principles, seeing such principles as bound to dominant conceptual frameworks. However, even the models of immanent critique developed …

Systematic Issues in Critical Theory

Understanding Ideology, Power, Oppression and Reification

The History of Critical Theory

From Marx to Contemporary Accounts

The Philosophy of Informational Privacy

The Ethics and Politics of Mass Surveillance

What Is Immanent Critique?

This working paper examines the notion of "immanent critique", a central methodological commitment of critical theories of society. In the first part, I distinguish immanent critique - a critique which reconstructs norms immanent in a social practice …