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Work and Emancipation in the Age of Precarious: Engaging Habermas and His Critics
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, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada

IJAVET Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 1947-8607 Publisher: IGI Global

Abstract

The domain and status of work or purposive-rational action in the writings of Jurgen Habermas is highly controversial. Some of his critics accuse him of abandoning the emancipatory potential of non-alienated labor, a central axiom of classic Marxism. This article analyzes his critics' arguments before taking up the influential commentary of Axel Honneth. His arguments are of significance for adult educators: he reinstates, modestly, the emancipatory potential of the organization of production by discovering a philosophical and moral grounding of this provocative proposal.

Citation

Welton, M. (2014). Work and Emancipation in the Age of Precarious: Engaging Habermas and His Critics. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 5(2), 60-73. IGI Global. Retrieved January 22, 2020 from .

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