On Voluntary Servitude: False Consciousness and The Theory of Ideology

Author:   Michael Rosen
Publisher:   Polity Press
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9780745615967


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   25 April 1996
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Michael Rosen
Publisher:   Polity Press
Imprint:   Polity Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 23.10cm
Weight:   0.164kg
ISBN:  

9780745615967


ISBN 10:   0745615961
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   25 April 1996
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
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Ever since Etienne de la Boitie posed the vexing question, a why do some men accept their servitude voluntarily?a , theorists of all persuasions have struggled to provide a plausible answer. Perhaps the most powerful they have contrived posits the notion of ideological false consciousness, which found special favour among Marxists. In this sober, detailed, and rigorous reconstruction of the historical discourses of ideology critique, Michael Rosen examines all of the arguments on its behalf and finds them wanting. No one who hopes to rescue that answer, or indeed is concerned with the initial question itself, can fail to confront and rebut, if they can, his cogent objections. Professor Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley On Voluntary Servitude offers a clear analysis and an exploration of some writings off the beaten track. Political Studies Fascinating ... ambitious and informative ... incisive conceptual analysis with scholarship which is accurate and invigorating. Times Literary Supplement He brings ... both tremendous historical erudition and great philosophical rigour. Rosena s discussions of Hume, Rousseau, Smith and Hegel are outstanding, as is his sensitive and illuminating treatment of Benjamin towards the end of the book ... Undoubted strengths and incidental pleasures. Radical Philosophy Intellectually scrupulous. Inquiry


Ever since &Eacutetienne de la Bo&icirctie posed the vexing question, 'why do some men accept their servitude voluntarily?', theorists of all persuasions have struggled to provide a plausible answer. Perhaps the most powerful they have contrived posits the notion of ideological false consciousness, which found special favour among Marxists. In this sober, detailed, and rigorous reconstruction of the historical discourses of ideology critique, Michael Rosen examines all of the arguments on its behalf and finds them wanting. No one who hopes to rescue that answer, or indeed is concerned with the initial question itself, can fail to confront and rebut, if they can, his cogent objections. Professor Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley On Voluntary Servitude offers a clear analysis and an exploration of some writings off the beaten track. Political Studies Fascinating ... ambitious and informative ... incisive conceptual analysis with scholarship which is accurate and invigorating. Times Literary Supplement He brings ... both tremendous historical erudition and great philosophical rigour. Rosen's discussions of Hume, Rousseau, Smith and Hegel are outstanding, as is his sensitive and illuminating treatment of Benjamin towards the end of the book ... Undoubted strengths and incidental pleasures. Radical Philosophy Intellectually scrupulous. Inquiry


"Ever since Etienne de la BoItie posed the vexing question, 'why do some men accept their servitude voluntarily?', theorists of all persuasions have struggled to provide a plausible answer. Perhaps the most powerful they have contrived posits the notion of ideological false consciousness, which found special favour among Marxists. In this sober, detailed, and rigorous reconstruction of the historical discourses of ideology critique, Michael Rosen examines all of the arguments on its behalf and finds them wanting. No one who hopes to rescue that answer, or indeed is concerned with the initial question itself, can fail to confront and rebut, if they can, his cogent objections." Professor Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley "On Voluntary Servitude offers a clear analysis and an exploration of some writings off the beaten track." Political Studies "Fascinating ... ambitious and informative ... incisive conceptual analysis with scholarship which is accurate and invigorating." Times Literary Supplement "He brings ... both tremendous historical erudition and great philosophical rigour. Rosen's discussions of Hume, Rousseau, Smith and Hegel are outstanding, as is his sensitive and illuminating treatment of Benjamin towards the end of the book ... Undoubted strengths and incidental pleasures." Radical Philosophy "Intellectually scrupulous." Inquiry


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Michael Rosen is a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford.

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