Della critica. Compendio di sociologia dell'emancipazione di Luc Boltanski

Translated title of the contribution: Critique, body and ecology. Some reflections about a recent book by Luc Boltanski

Mauro Basaure, Vando Borghi, Manlio Iofrida

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Abstract

Basaure focuses the basic grammar of this sociology based on «world», as chaotic environment, «reality», as construction, and «institutions», as means to maintain the order. Their interplay develops immanent contradictions and social critique can be broadly understood as a critique of social pathologies. Borghi emphasizes Boltanski's attention to the critical capacities of social actors, which, combined with other perspectives, is particularly helpful to (re)connect sociology and critique. Iofrida outlines the contours of Boltanski's philosophical anthropology in which body and embodied functions are located in the foreground. Its dualism between chaos and order can be overcome by integrating the critique with a notion of ecology as irreducibility of nature to culture.

Translated title of the contributionCritique, body and ecology. Some reflections about a recent book by Luc Boltanski
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)403-429
Number of pages27
JournalIride
Volume28
Issue number75
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

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  • Philosophy

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